Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

William O. Walker

Institutional Affiliation

Jennie Farris Railey King Professor Emeritus of Religion

Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Credentials

Ph.D., Duke University M.A., University of Texas at Austin M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary B.A., Austin College

Biography

William O. Walker, Jr., is Jennie Farris Railey King Professor Emeritus of Religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as a member of the faculty and as an administrator from 1962 until his retirement in 2002. The author, co-author, editor, associate editor, or assistant editor of a number of books, he has also published more than sixty articles on New Testament topics. He is a member of Westar Institute’s Acts Seminar, of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, of the Society of Biblical Literature, and of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

Awards & Honors

Distinguished Alumnus Award from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2016Distinguished Alumnus Award from Austin College, 2009Distinguished Achievement Award for University and Community Service from Trinity University, 2002Senior Lecturer for the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Inc., 1990-1991 — an award given annually by the Commission obligating the recipient to present lectures at participating institutions in the Southwest“Outstanding Educator” Award from Scho Lea Chapter of Mortar Board, Trinity University, 1982-1983

Academic Appointments

Jennie Farris Railey King Professor of Religion, Trinity University , 2000-2002Professor of Religion, Trinity University, 1975-2000Associate Professor of Religion, Trinity University, 1966-1975Assistant Professor of Religion, Trinity University, 1962-1966Instructor of Religion, Duke University, 1960-1962Instructor of Greek and New Testament, Austin College, 1954-1955

Professional Service

Service to the University (Selected)Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology, Trinity University, 2001-2002Dean of the Division of Humanities and Arts, Trinity University, 1989-1999Acting Dean of the Division of Humanities and Arts, Trinity University, 1988-1989Chair of the Department of Religion, Trinity University, 1980-1988Chair of the Faculty Senate, Trinity University, 1979-1980Chair of the University Senate, Trinity University, 1974-1975Service to the Profession (Selected)President of the Southwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1999-2000Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1980-1986President of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Inc., 1984-1985Chair of the National Conference of Regional Secretaries of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1981-1983Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Inc., 1978-1980President of the Southwest Region of the American Academy of Religion, 1966-1967