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

Join us in recognizing the HOL faculty who were honored with awards at the Academy of Human Resource Development Conference this year:
Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker received the Laura Bierema Excellence in Critical HRD Award, which honors a critical HRD scholar or practitioner who has demonstrated research and activism with impact in HRD.
Dr. Russell Korte received The Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award, which is awarded for the outstanding Human Resource Development Review refereed article in each annual volume.
Dr. Maria Cseh received the Best Reviewer of the Year Award for Human Resource Development Review.

GSEHD doctoral candidate Mariela Campuzano (Human and Organizational Learning) recently published an article with Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker and Dr. Jon Werner, Professor of Management at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. The article, Promoting Your Research on Social Media: Part 1, is part of the Fall 2017 issue of New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.

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.