A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Stu Walker

Health Professions Advisor
Faculty Profile

Why I Came to Taylor

I came to Taylor after 38 years as a medical school professor, dean, and medical research scientist. As a long-time member of the Admissions Committee of the IU School of Medicine—as well as being the chief academic officer of a medical school campus—I have interviewed hundreds of prospective medical students, and have served as faculty mentor for many medical and graduate students. I am thrilled to now be able to use this experience and expertise to help young men and women studying at Taylor fulfill their dreams of becoming a medical professional. 


Having grown up as an MK in remote northeast India, my wife and I love helping international students acclimate to the language and culture in the US. I also love playing guitar, have been a competitive golfer, bike a lot, love to learn languages, travel quite a bit overseas, am a voracious reader (particularly mysteries, theology, humor and history), love pre-1960 movies, am an avid photographer, am an IU basketball fan, enjoy track and field, enjoy trekking, and love being with my family and the international students we have sponsored.

Major career accomplishments

  • Graduate of Cedarville University (BS), and IU School of Medicine (MS and PhD)
  • Postdoctoral fellowships at University of Virginia College of Medicine and University of South Alabama School of Medicine: was a “National Needs NSF Postdoctoral Fellow”
  • Lettered in two sports at Cedarville, and was Study Body VP
  • Associate Dean and Director of IUSM-Muncie for 9 years
  • Member of IU School of Medicine Executive Council and BSU Deans’ Council
  • Emeritus Professor IU School of Medicine and Ball State University
  • Long-time member of IUSM Admissions Committee
  • Directed Admissions at one medical campus for several years
  • Extensive experience in basic science and clinical curricular development
  • Assistant Radiation Safety Officer and Chair of Radiation Safety Committee
  • 20 years continuous NIH-funded research
  • Almost $600,000 in research and program grants (direct costs) over 33 years of funding, with approximately $1 million in total funds (direct plus indirect) as principal investigator
  • Participant (with several others) on two equipment grants totaling around $800,000
  • Sole author of two standard medical school textbooks
  • Numerous published articles in 7 different medical journals plus chapters in books
  • Member of federal research grant panels
  • Ad hoc editor for medical and scientific journals
  • Founding pastor (lay) of Trinity Baptist Church in Muncie
  • Married 46 years and have two children