Dr. Stephan R. Walk, chair and professor
of kinesiology, serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative at
Cal State Fullerton after a six-month term as interim director of
intercollegiate athletics from July to December of 2012.
Walk joined the Cal State Fullerton faculty in 1994 and has served as chair of the Department of Kinesiology since 2007. A sport sociologist whose research focuses on risk-taking, pain and injury, as well as the sociology of sports medicine, Walk served as president of the largest academic society in his field, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), from 2005-06.
From 2004-12, Walk has served as the university's appointed faculty athletics representative in its relationship with the NCAA and the Big West Conference concerning academic integrity, governance and rules compliance, and student-athlete welfare.
Walk has served on the Academic Senate since 2008, on the Senate Executive Committee, and as chair of the University Curriculum Committee and the Athletics Advisory Council.
He earned a bachelor's degree at Illinois State University and a master's degree in kinesiology, as well as a dual-major doctorate in kinesiology and sociology, from Michigan State University.
Dr. Walk and his wife, Kim, live in Tustin with his young stepson, Henry.