Fred Walker

College of Applied Science and Technology

H. Fred Walker became dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology in 2008. Fred came to RIT from the University of Southern Maine, where he served as chair of the technology department since 2002. In this role, Fred oversaw programs that were offered on campus as well as at numerous regional satellite locations and at selected military and industrial sites located throughout the state of Maine through face-to-face delivery, instructional television and compressed video. Fred also led department faculty in the development and implementation of a department-level strategic plan in addition to the development and implementation of student recruitment and retention plans.

Fred began his academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Southern Maine in 1995. He earned a bachelor's degree in industrial technology and a master's degree in business administration from California State University and a master's degree in systems engineering and a doctorate degree in industrial education and technology from Iowa State University.

Additionally, Fred served nine years in the U.S. Navy, where he received "Secret Security Clearance" from the U.S. National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigations and Department of Defense. Fred served in a number of technological capacities, concluding his Naval career as a program manager in information systems administration before being honorably discharged in 1992.