Joanne Solis Walker

Rev. Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker was recently appointed as Associate Dean and Professor of Leadership at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She has a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Development with an emphasis on Ecclesial Leadership from Regent University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Joanne is a practical theologian with extensive experience in leadership, global missions, pastoral ministry, and education and has significantly contributed to the contextualization of curriculums, programs, and processes. She is the co-founder of CaminoRoad, A Development Company that focuses on Leadership, Culture and Praxis where she serves as a consultant, certified coach, and a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Her consulting work centers on leading institutions and organizations through the change processes required to be more culturally responsive. Joanne uses her voice to speak about racial justice, equity, and the accessibility of education. Prior to this role she served as Professor of Practical Theology at the College of Theology and Christian Ministry and Special Assistant to the President on matters of Diversity. Dr. Solis-Walker was also Assistant Dean of Global Theological Education at Wesley Seminary and Director of Education for Latin@s. Rev. Joanne is an ordained minister of The Wesleyan Church. She travels extensively speaking in Spanish and English, throughout the United States, and internationally. She is married, has four children, and currently resides in Marion, IN with a move to Atlanta, GA the summer of 2022.