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Marcus Aaron McKinley Walker

Adjunct Lecturer on Education

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Marcus Walker earned his B.A. in mass communications from the State University of New York College at Oswego, an M.A. in visual and media arts from Emerson College, and an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He began is professional career in education at the Boston-based documentary film production company, Blackside Inc., best known for its award-winning production of the landmark civil rights series, Eyes On the Prize. In 2003, Walker earned teaching licensure through an alternative, urban-based training program. Since, he has taught history at Excel High School (Boston Public Schools), with particular focus on U.S. history and African American music studies. Walker has worked closely with HGSE's Teacher Education Program — serving as a mentor teacher to interns during the Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy as well as during the regular academic year. As a mentor, he works to provide interns with insight into the connections among race, power, and class; and he supports their investigation into how the socio-historical contexts in which race, power, and class are embedded affect teaching, learning, and community-building in urban-school classrooms.