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.

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


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 has been invited to participate in the Women in Leadership Transatlantic Dialogue 2017 in Brussels. The general purpose of the event is to discuss the key world trends and their impact for women’s access, action and effectiveness as leaders.

Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker, along with GSEHD executive leadership program students Nancy Noad Frazier, Patrina Clark, and Karen Bonaby, will be presenting at an upcoming leadership panel for the Navy in recognition of Women’s Equality Day entitled Women Leaders of Tomorrow. Panel members will share their unique approach to delivering effective leadership, highlighting how they have embraced leadership triumphs and challenges throughout their career.

The journal Human Resource Development Review, for which Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker is editor, improved in the Sage Publishing Impact Factor and Rankings. The journal increased more than one full point in impact factor rating from 2016 and is now ranked 92 out of 194 journals in the highly competitive management category.

Faculty, alumni, and students represented GSEHD at the 2017 Academy for Human Resource Development International Research Conference in San Antonio, TX. Faculty members attended journal editorial board meetings and gave presentations. Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon presented Psychometric Properties of the Hope-centered Career Inventory: An Update after Six Years of Administration. Dr. Maria Cseh presented What's in a Name? Deconstructing the Meaning of Cultural Intelligence, Global Mindset, Intercultural Competence and Related Terms/Constructs. Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker presented Promoting Your Individual Research via Social Media. Special honors went to Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ and recent alumnus William A. Kurtz for being the Second Runner-Up for Esworthy Malcolm S. Knolwes Dissertation of the Year Award.

Faculty, students, and an alumnus from GSEHD's Human and Organizational Learning program participated in the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference in Asia and MENA that was held in Ifrane, Morocco at Al Akhawayn University (AUI). Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon organized the conference, serving as the scientific chair and proceedings editor; Dr. Maria Cseh delivered an opening keynote speech titled Transforming Nations and Societies through Lifelong Learning: The Role of Human Resource Development in the Global Context; Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker provided two pre-conference workshops on Writing for Scholarly Publication and Leadership Development through Women's Ways of Knowing and facilitated a conference closing panel on Exploring Contemporary Moroccan Issues and Opportunities with Implications for HRD; Oliver Crocco (doctoral student), Dollaya Hemmapattawe (alumnus), and Dr. Cseh presented on Corporate Universities and Corporation-University Partnerships in Thailand: Complimenting Education in Learning, Leadership, and Change; and Abdulrhman Alanzy (doctoral student) presented on Human Resource Development in Saudi Arabia.