Mr. Walls is a Harford County, Maryland native and graduated from North Harford High School. He brings 40 years of experience to the classroom. He came to his current position in the IAA in the fall of 1990. Prior to coming to the University he taught high school agriculture in Frederick County, Maryland, at Frederick and Linganore High Schools for seven years.
He took a position at the Maryland State Department of Maryland as a Youth Leadership Specialist administering the FFA and FHA youth leadership programs. He then served as a Leadership Specialist and Regional Coordinator for Local Planning and Finance at the Maryland State Department of Education.
Mr. Walls is a retired Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 613 in Columbia, Maryland, and assisted many young men in attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
Mr. Walls is a career-long active member of the Maryland Agriculture Teachers Association, where he serves as Treasurer on their Board of Directors. He currently serves on the MD FFA Foundation Board of Trustees as Executive Treasurer, and previously as Treasurer of the MD FFA Association. He has also served on many national committees associated with agriculture teachers and FFA programs.
Mr. Walls is also an Affiliate Professor for the Curriculum for Agricultural Science (CASE) program where high school teachers become certified to teach the curriculum pathways for students interested in high school agricultural science programs.
At the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), he teaches the courses related to agricultural mechanics and is the department's Computer Services Coordinator. He chairs the Programs, Courses and Curriculum Committee (PCC) and serves on the IAA Scholarship Committee.
B.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education, University of Maryland, College Park, 1975
M.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education, University of Maryland, College Park, 1987