As Deputy Director of the TEXAS Extended Campus, Stephen Walls leads the diverse units at UT Austin that provide high quality education to non-degree seeking students, including the fully online UT High School, University Extension, Testing and Evaluation Services, Center for Professional Education, Petroleum Extension, Informal Classes, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, AP Summer Institutes Road Scholar, and the Thompson Conference Center. These programs allow students greater opportunities to advance academic, personal, and professional goals, utilizing the resources and expertise at UT Austin.
Walls has a distinguished career in business and academia with a combination of experiences across marketing, technology, and education. He completed his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and his MBA at the University of Texas, and his BBA in Marketing at Texas A&M University.
Walls holds an appointment as a Senior Lecturer in the Marketing Department in the McCombs School of Business, where he continues to teach courses on Marketing Principles, Brand Management, Digital Marketing, and Design Thinking within undergraduate and masters programs. He has received a number of teaching awards since joining the faculty in 2002. His industry experience includes marketing, human resources, and technology management positions at Dell, Vignette, ibooks.com, American Airlines, and Walmart.