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Walker, Patrick

Associate Professor
Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Harmon Hall 221
(636) 627-2573

Course Information

Term Course Course Name

SU SEM 16 NPA 58100 OL21 ONLNE Strategic and Program Planning for Nonprofit Organizations
FA SEM 16 NPA 20100 21  Nonprofit Administration Student Association
FA SEM 16 NPA 38500 21  Nonprofit Budgeting and Financial Management
FA SEM 16 NPA 55000 OL01 ONLNE Management of Nonprofit Organizations
FA SEM 16 NPA 58800 PIFPW  Capstone Project
FA SEM 16 NPA 59301 21  Special Topics in Nonprofit Administration: Governance & Law


Raised in Winston Salem, North Carolina by his grandparents Luther Odom and Virginia Mae Walker, Patrick is an award-winning first generation college graduate, professor, business lawyer, southern gentleman, and former BELK teen “supermodel” with 20+ years of demonstrated expertise in educational and organizational management, corporate & community engagement, governance, compliance, and assessment. He is experienced with helping organizations achieve the fundamental business ingredients of success as they navigate through critical management and legal decision-making processes and strive toward effectiveness, efficiency, and financial sustainability.


Patrick conducts management seminars for local and national nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. His teaching experience includes courses in management, business law, strategy, governance, ethics, and small business consulting. Published in management journals, law journals, and conference proceedings, Patrick’s research explores interdisciplinary approaches to social entrepreneurship in addition to small business and nonprofit “matchmaking.”


At the beginning of his second academic year at Lindenwood University, Patrick received the Emerson Electric Company Professor of the Year award for teaching excellence.  By the end of this same academic year, Patrick was elected President of the Lindenwood University Faculty Senate. 


Consulting & Workshop Expertise & Topics:


St. Louis Metro Region Community Engagement:

Board Member, Community Council of St. Charles County

Board Member, Empower Missouri

Board Member, Greater St. Louis YMCA O’Fallon

Board Member, Nonprofit Missouri

Board Member, Youth in Need



Doctor of Jurisprudence, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Master of Business Administration, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia

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