Dr. Edward (“Ned”) Walker

Dr. Edward (“Ned”) Walker is a Baha’i and lives in central Michigan, USA, with his wife Dr. Jesslyn Ingram. He has served the Faith in various capacities such as member of local spiritual assemblies and in assistance to auxiliary board members, and in facilitating Ruhi study circles, participating in interfaith events, and hosting firesides. He offered a weekend seminar on science and religion at the Louhelen Baha’i Center of Learning, and has posted eleven articles to BahaiTeachings.org. Dr. Walker holds a university distinguished professor position on the faculty of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Genetics at Michigan State University, where he has worked since 1986. His work involves research, instruction, service, and outreach, and encompasses microbial ecology, emerging pathogens and infectious diseases, insect borne diseases (malaria, filariasis, viruses), and control of these problems. He has consulted with the NIH, Fogarty International Center, CDC, WHO, Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and other organizations, and has worked in the United States, Honduras, the Philippines, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, and Papua New Guinea. The Baha’i teaching of the harmony of science and religion, in Dr. Walker’s view, represents one of many forward-looking, anticipatory pronouncements and innovations stemming from the Baha’i Revelation, whose implications are gradually becoming clearer in the succession of the modern age into the new era.