Dr. Justin Walton is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He completed his undergraduate education at Oklahoma State University and received both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He frequently teaches coursework in public speaking, small group communication, research methods, communication theory, and multicultural communication. Walton also holds an Oklahoma teaching certificate in the subject areas of speech/drama/debate and psychology/sociology.
Walton's scholarship focuses on communication pedagogy, citizenship education, and critical social theory. His specific research interests include:
- Critical Approaches to Communication and Citizenship
- Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of Knowledge
- Qualitative Research Approaches and Designs
- Western Philosophy
In addition to his teaching and research, Walton serves as the department's mentor for students concentrating in communication education.
Dr. Walton is a two-time president of the Oklahoma Speech-Theatre-Communication Association (2004-2005 & 2005-2006) and holds professional members with the National Communication Association, the Central States Communication Association, and National Council for the Social Studies. He was honored with the "Outstanding College Communication Educator" Award in 2001 and the "Outstanding Young College Educator" Award in 2002 from the Oklahoma Speech-Theatre-Communication Association.
In his spare time, Walton enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with friends and family.