This is Joel W. Walker, Associate Professor and Chair of Physics at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.
I graduated from Harding University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in physics,
and then studied theoretical particle physics under Dimitri V. Nanopoulos, Distinguished Professor of Physics at Texas A&M, receiving a Ph.D. in 2005.
I have been married to Laura since 1996, and we have three children: Isaac (2002), Evelyn (2008), and Aaron (2010).
Our family lives in College Station, where I maintain research collaboration with several faculty of the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy.