Steven Walker is the former Associate Dean of the College of Social Science and former Chair of the Criminology Department at CSU, Fresno. He has been involved in developing victim services education programs for over 25 years. He expanded the CSU, Fresno Victim Services Certificate program and created the first Victim Services Summer Institute in 1989. He designed and implemented the first victimology major in the United States at CSU, Fresno in 1992 and subsequently created the victim services major at Kansas City Kansas Community College (A.A. Degree) and assisted in the development of the victim services major at Washburn University (B.A. Degree).
As a clinical psychologist and an educator for over 30 years, Dr. Walker has done numerous workshops on alcohol and drug treatment, victim services, and victim service education standards. He has been the Clinical Director or Administrator of four different alcohol/drug treatment programs through the years. He has been a consultant to numerous states on the development of standards and certification in victim services. Along with Christine Edmunds, he wrote the original proposal for the National Victim Assistance Academy, and in 2000 he was one of 15 professionals in the United States on the National Consortium of Victim Services Standards. He was honored as OVC's Allied Professional of the year in 2007.
He was Vice President of the American Society for Victimology from 2003 to 2006. For a number of years, he has facilitated the development of the first doctorate in victimology. In 2006, the U.S. Navy honored him as Preceptor of the Year for his clinical supervision of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program at Lemoore Naval Air Station. Since 2010, he has been Professor Emeritus and lives on the central coast of California while traveling and doing volunteer work in Costa Rica.