Owens Walker is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy. He has served as both the Assessment Chair and the Associate Chair for his department which includes 48 faculty and over 130 students. He successfully led the initial ABET accreditation of the computer engineering program and the reaccreditation of the electrical engineering program in 2012. He also served on the Executive Steering Committee for the Naval Academy’s successful university-wide 2016 Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaccreditation. Owens is a retired Naval Aviator and Navy Captain with more than 30 years of naval service spanning the North Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, and the Western Pacific.
Owens received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1987 and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in 1995 and 2009, respectively. He has been instrumental in the development of networking and cyber security course offerings at the United States Naval Academy and his current research work includes wireless networking, wireless security, computer security, and light-based communications. Owens is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.