Fisk University sends condolences to the family of Fiskite, top political advisor and professor Dr. Ronald Walters. Dr. Walters died Friday in Bethesda, Maryland.
Most recently, Dr. Walters served as 2010 commencement speaker in May. Dr. Walters encouraged the class of 2010 to represent Fisk in excellence as they entered the world of work.
After attending Fisk University as an undergraduate, Walters earned his graduate degrees from American University. Dr. Walters taught at Georgetown and Syracuse Universities; chaired the African and Afro-American Studies Department at Brandeis University and the Political Science Department at Howard University; and worked as professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland.
Walters served as a campaign manager and consultant for the Reverend Jesse Jackson during his two presidential bids and was a policy adviser for Congressmen Charles Diggs and William Gray. During the 2000 election season, Walters worked as a political analyst for Black Entertainment Television’s Lead Story. He also served as a regular guest and commentator for several political talk shows on radio and television.
Click here for Dr. Walters’ obituary in the New York Times.