Dr. Patrick D. Walker is the inaugural Ruth Jones Lewis Faculty Scholar in Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, an endowed position in the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky. In this capacity, he examines and creates entrepreneurial ecosystems from legal, managerial and interdisciplinary perspectives. His teaching, research, and workshops engage classrooms, court systems, corporate boardrooms, and diverse communities that include entrepreneurs, small business owners, farmers, charitable and religious nonprofit organizations, formerly incarcerated individuals, and large corporations committed to building equity through community economic development. Skilled in business law and entrepreneurship, Patrick is a first-generation college graduate raised and inspired by his grandparents with over 20 years of combined expertise from federal research laboratories, higher education, and private corporations. For over 15 years, he served as an award-winning Professor of Business Law and Management at universities in St. Louis, Missouri and Hampton Roads, Virginia. As Co-Founder and CEO of a business consulting firm, Patrick conducts training and evaluations for local and national organizations and Fortune 500 companies as they navigate critical management and legal decision-making processes. He has facilitated training sessions for Boeing, Edward Jones, and Walmart. A prolific fundraiser for multiple philanthropic causes, Patrick serves on several regional and national boards of directors. He frequently lectures on a variety of topics including entrepreneurship, business law, capitalism, economic empowerment, and race. Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Master of Business Administration from Hampton University, and his Juris Doctorate from Regent University. His current courses include HON 251 Awakening the S.O.U.L. of Free Enterprise; HON 251 Law, Ethics & Entrepreneurship; HON 301 The New C.E.O.: Chief Entrepreneurial Officer; HON 301 Black Wall Street: The Color & Culture of Capitalism.
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