Rev. Dr. Walter Fluker and I at BMA annual Dinner

Dr. Walter Fluker (right), Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at Boston University.

Rev. Dr. Walter Fluker (right), Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at Boston University. Good friend of mine...

This is my friend, Rev. Dr. Walter Fluker, who is currently the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at Boston University School of Theology.  I’d thought I’d include a bio I found online, so you can read his accomplishments to date…


Dr. Walter Fluker is formerly the Coca-Cola Professor of Leadership Studies and Executive Director of the Leadership Center and Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Morehouse College where he was actively engaged in the development of a program dedicated to strengthening civil society through ethical leadership. He is a featured speaker, lecturer and workshop leader at foundations, businesses, corporations, colleges, universities, churches and religious organizations as well as a consultant to both national and international organizations.

Fluker recently completed the first volume of the trilogy, The Sound of the Genuine: The Papers of Howard Thurman which will be published by University of SouthCarolina Press in November 2006. He is completing a manuscript, The Ground Has Shifted: Essays on Spirituality, Ethics and Leadership from African American Moral Traditions. His publications include: They Looked for a City: A Comparative Analysis of the Ideal of Community in the Thought of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr. and The Stones that the Builders Rejected: Essays on Ethical Leadership from the Black Church Tradition. He is co-editor with Preston King of Black Leaders and Ideologies in the South: Resistance and Non-Violence; is co-editor with Catherine Tumber of A Strange Freedom: The Best of Howard Thurman on Religious Experience and Public Life and the author of numerous articles and essays in scholarly journals and anthologies. He has held professorial and administrative positions at Vanderbilt University, Harvard College, Dillard University and Colgate-Rochester Divinity School; and has served as visiting professor and scholar at Harvard University, The University of Cape Town (South Africa), Columbia Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. Fluker earned a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from Boston University, a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary and a bachelor degree in philosophy and biblical studies from Trinity College.

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