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Luminary Global

Research

Global Leadership

Projects include preparation for global and cross-cultural roles, culturally-specific management practices, women's leadership and case studies.

Business Education

Projects include dynamic learning methods, online education, experiential learning and humanistic learning for business professionals and leaders.

Professional Well-Being

As the world of work has become more fast-paced and complex, this topic is critical to support and sustain our workforce.  Projects include investigations on resilience, engagement and work-life balance.

Research Presentations Delivered

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2020

  • Walker, J.L. (April 2020). Internationalization: Real or FX? Doctoral Immersion Session for Indiana Institute of Technology Doctoral Students, Webinar.
  • Walker, J.L. and Ensign, T. (April 2020). Globalizing Your Personal and Professional Development. Doctoral Immersion Session for Indiana Institute of Technology Doctoral Students, Webinar.
  • Walker, J.L. (April 2020). Global Leadership Research and Application for Leading in Cross-Cultural Organizations. Presentation to Columbia University School of Professional Studies, Master's in Human Capital Management Degree Students, Webinar.
  • Ivy, K. and Walker, J.L. (February 2020). Servant Leadership. DELTA Air Lines Professional Development Session, Webinar. 

  

2019

  • Walker, J.L. (November 2019). Navigating Your Life Journey with Purpose and Resilience. Presentation at United States Air Force Wingman Day, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California. 
  • Walker, J.L. (November 2019). Building and Marketing Your Personal Brand. Presentation at United States Air Force Wingman Day, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California. 
  • Walker, J.L. (September 2019). Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Building Resilience. Presentation at Indiana Tech Doctoral In-Residence, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
  • Walker, J.L. and Daniels, E. (September 2019). Mindfulness Practices to Enhance Presence, Focus and Fulfillment in Leadership. Presentation at Indiana Tech Doctoral In-Residence, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
  • Walker, J.L. (August 2019). Leadership Legacy in Your Community. Key note address at Leadership Lompoc Valley Annual Event, Lompoc, California.
  • Walker, J.L. (August 2019). Community Leadership: Theory and Application. Presentation at Leadership Lompoc Valley 2020 Class Orientation, Lompoc, California.
  • Walker, J.L. (August 2019). Leadership Education Academy. Multiday workshop presentation at International Leadership Association Leadership Education Academy, Denver, Colorado.
  • Walker, J.L., Lamson, M., and Johnson, M. (June 2019). Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Building Resilience Among Women Leaders. Presentation at International Leadership Association Women and Leadership Conference, Scotts Valley, California.
  • Walker, J.L. and Daniels, E. (June 2019). Slow Down the Crazy Busy: Mindfulness Practices to Enhance Presence, Focus and Fulfillment.” Presentation at International Leadership Association Women and Leadership Conference, Scotts Valley, California. 
  • Walker, J.L. (April 2019). Mixed Methods Research. Presentation at Indiana Tech Doctoral In-Residence, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 


2018

  • Walker, J.L. (November 2018). Culturally Responsive Andragogy: Understanding Non-Traditional Student Experiences in the Context of Diversity Instruction. Presentation accepted for Ashford Teaching & Learning Conference, Online (accepted but was on medical leave).
  • Bieri, F., Kirby, E., Ngunjiri, F., Tolstikov-Mast, Y, Walker, J.L., and Williams, B. (October 2018). International Leadership Research and Authenticity in Cross-Cultural Field Work. Symposium presentation at International Leadership Association International Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Bowne-Hartung, P., Dunst, J., Speranza, C., Tiglioglu, T., Tolstikov Mast, Y., Walker, J.L. (commentator) and Whitney, R. (October 2018). Doctoral Leadership Education at a Crossroads: Authentic Challenges and Conversations. Symposium presentation at International Leadership Association International Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Walker, J.L. (August 2018). Cross-Cultural Leadership Effectiveness and Employee Engagement in Suriname: A 4-Year Mixed Methods Case Study. Paper presentation at International Leadership Association Regional Conference, Lima, Peru. 
  • Walker, J.L. (April 2018). Presenting Scholarly Posters. Presentation at Indiana Tech Doctoral In-Residence, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Barcalow, D., Murnane, J. & Walker, J.L. (April 2018). Student Successes and Challenges with the Dissertation Process.” Presentation at Indiana Tech Doctoral In-Residence, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Barcalow, D., Murnane, J. & Walker, J.L. (April 2018). Scholarly Engagement and Accomplishments by Faculty.” Presentation at Indiana Tech Doctoral In-Residence, Fort Wayne, Indiana.


2017

  • Mast, Y, Murnane, J., and Walker, J.L. (March 2017). Current Issues in Global Leadership Research. Presentation at Indiana Tech Doctoral In-Residence, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
  • Walker, J.L. (April 2017). Facilitating Online Learning in the New Canvas LMS. Faculty development session at University of the Rockies Faculty Summit, Denver, Colorado.
  • Walker, J.L. (April 2017). Enhancing Support for Entry-Point (new M.A. and PH.D.) Students. Faculty development session at University of the Rockies Faculty Summit, Denver, Colorado..
  • Walker, J.L. (March 2017). Academic Conference Presentations 101. Presentation at Indiana Tech Doctoral In-Residence, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

2015

  • Walker, J.L. (August 2015). Your Leadership Legacy: What Do You Want to Be Known For? Key note address for Valley Leadership Class 37, Phoenix, Arizona. 
  • Walker, J.L. (April 2015). Balancing Skill Application With Cross-Cultural Contexts in International Travel Programs. Paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.


2014

  • Walker, J.L. (October 2014). Business Leadership Development that Bridges Socio-Cultural Divides. Paper session at International Leadership Association (ILA) Annual International Conference, San Diego, California.
  • Walker, J.L. (August 2014). Your Leadership Legacy: What Do You Want to Be Known For?  Key note address for Valley Leadership Class 36, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Javidan, M., Walker, J.L., & D’Angelo, A. (February 2014). Assessing and Developing Global Mindset. Paper presentation at Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Annual International Conference, Washington, D.C. 
  • Javidan, M., Walker, J.L., & Bullough, A. (August 2014). Global Mindset Professional Development Workshop. Professional development workshop at Academy of Management (AOM) Annual International Conference, Orlando, Florida. 


2013

  • Walker, J.L. (July 2013). Mastering the Art of Global Leadership. Plenary session at Human Capital Institute Annual Inaugural Talent Management Conference, New York, New York. 
  • Walker, J.L. (May 2013). Assessing and Developing Global Mindset. Presentation at American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Valley of the Sun ASTD Chapter Monthly Speaker Series, Tempe, Arizona. 


2012

  • Walker, J.L. (December 2012). Global Mindset. Keynote address for Graduate School USA Residency Workshop for Government Officials, Glendale, Arizona. 
  • Walker, J.L. (November 2012). Understanding and Tapping Into the Affective Psychology of Cultural Intelligence. Paper session at Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Southeastern Chapter Conference, Orlando, Florida. 
  • Walker, J.L. (October 2012). Creating Global Leaders for 21stCentury Business. Keynote address for University of Sonora (Mexico) Annual Leadership Conference, broadcast live via satellite to University of Sonora. 
  • Walker, J.L. (October 2012). Creating a Global Learning Organization. Presentation at American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Valley of the Sun ASTD Chapter Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. 
  • Walker, J.L. (July 2012). Teaching Global Leadership. Paper presentation at Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual International Conference, Washington, D.C. 
  • Walker, J.L. (June 2012). Creating a Global Learning Organization. Presentation at Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Annual International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • Walker, J.L. (April 2012). Do Methods Matter in Global Leadership Development: A Mixed-Methods Study of a U.S.-Based International MBA Program. Paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC. 


2011

  • Walker, J.L. (October 2011). Developing a Global Leadership Culture. Presentation at Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Strategy Conference, Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Walker, J.L. (October 2011). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Diversity Programs. Presentation at Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Diversity Conference, Washington, D.C. 
  • Walker, J.L. (May 2011). Inclusive Excellence Practices for Student Parents. Presentation at University of Denver Diversity Summit, Denver, Colorado. 
  • Walker, J.L. (April 2011). A framework for global leadership competency development in the 21st century. Roundtable presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  • Walker, J.L. (April 2011). Internationalization fx: A conceptual framework for evaluating internationalization in higher education. Roundtable presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.