Julia Storberg-Walker

Julia Storberg-Walker
Associate Professor, Human & Organizational Learning
(571) 553-3787

Julia Storberg-Walker is an Associate Professor and a Co-Director of the Executive Leadership Program at George Washington University, and a member of the Faculty Advisory Council of GW’s Global Women’s Institute. Julia serves as Editor-in- Chief of the journal Human Resource Development Review, a theory and conceptual journal. She is also an Associate at the Taos Institute, a “a community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the social processes essential for the construction of reason, knowledge, and human value.” In 2015, Julia was recognized for her contributions to women and leadership theory when she received the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group’s Outstanding Scholar Award. She has published and presented globally on theoretical and conceptual development for applied disciplines and she incorporates a variety of critically informed research strategies in her theorizing projects. She is currently focused on feminist theorizing as a catalyst for leading social change. Holistically, the purpose of her work is to link theory to practice and illuminate alternative knowledge generating processes.

Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of California
B.A., University of California

Publications

Storberg-Walker, J. (2008). Wenger's communities of practice revisited: A (failed?) exercise in applied communities of practice theory-building research. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 10 (4), 555-577. doi:10.1177/1523422308319541

Storberg-Walker, J., & Gubbins, C. (2007). Social networks as a conceptual and empirical tool to understand and “Do” HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 9 (3), 291-310. doi:10.1177/1523422306304071

Storberg-Walker, J. (2007). Borrowing from others: Appropriating social capital theories for “Doing” HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 9 (3), 312-340. doi:10.1177/1523422306304097

Storberg-Walker, J. (2006). From imagination to application: Making the case for the general method of theory-building research in applied disciplines. Human Resource Development International, 9 (2), 227-259. doi:10.1080/13678860600616420

Storberg, J. (2002). The evolution of capital theory: A critique of a theory of social capital and implications for HRD. Human Resource Development Review, 1 (4), 468-499. doi:10.1177/1534484302238437

In the News

Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker presented on collaborative autoethnography as a part of the Fetzer Scholars Program of the Academy of Management (AOM). The Management Spirituality and Religion Interest group of the AOM has awarded 40 scholarships, funded by the Fetzer Institute, to emerging scholars and advanced doctoral students from around the world.

Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker served in several roles at the recent Academy of Management Conference, held virtually this year. Dr. Storberg-Walker was on the planning team for an innovative, global, virtual round-the-clock research consortium (9:00 AM EST 8/4 to 2:00 PM EST 8/5) and delivered a keynote presentation on first person research.

Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Steering Committee of the GWUFA (George Washington University Faculty Association). Faculty can learn more here.

Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker has been elected to the five-year leadership track of the Academy of Management’s Management Spirituality and Religion (MSR) Interest Group.

Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker published a blog post in Medium.com entitled "Can I Be a Nondual Feminist?"