Clayton L. Walton, M.ED
Clayton L. Walton has spent the last 19 years designing student development initiatives that challenge participants to intentionally engage their college experience. As the Executive Director of Globally Engaged Experiential Learning and Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Clayton promotes a holistic student development philosophy that informs the design and implementation of his coursework, study away programs and co-curricular initiatives.
Clayton received his BA from St. John’s in Sociology and Secondary Education and earned an M.Ed from the University of Maryland in Counseling and College Student Personnel Services.
Clayton is a recipient of numerous grants and awards for his experiential learning initiatives, including the 2018 Rutgers University Committee to Advance our Common Purposes Special Achievement Award; the RU-N Chancellor Seed Grant; the 2014 Champion of Sustainability Award from the American College Personnel Association; the 2014 NASPAA Social Equity Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration; 2011 Excellence Award Bronze Honors from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the 2011 Rutgers University-Newark Community Engagement Award for teaching and learning.
His most recent work brings together innovations in the field study, best practices in community-engaged learning, and emerging paradigms to create co-curricular programs that prepare students to be competitive professionals in an increasingly complex global landscape.
“I am committed to cultivating a community of faculty and staff who are invested in the design and implementation of study away and experiential learning initiatives that prepare our students to be global professionals, scholar-practitioners, and community engaged social change agents.”