Walter is the Director of Academic Quality at the School of Counseling at Walden University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Walter is also a Board Qualified Supervisor for LPCs. He served as a member of the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors where he was the Board Chair. Walter is an Ordained United Methodist Minister, and in 2009 he completed his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mississippi State University. He served as the Chair of the By-Laws Committee for the American Counseling Association. Walter also served as the Senior Editor for the Journal of Counseling Research and Practice (The Mississippi Counseling Association Journal). In 2006, Walter received the American Mental Health Counselors Association’s Counselor of the Year and the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Association’s award for Licensed Professional Counselor of the Year.