Roger Walker served as the Chief of Education and Foreign Language Training with the US Army Security Agency (Military Intelligence) in Augsburg, Germany, 1970 - 1972. Following his release from active military service in 1972, he reverted to the army reserves until 1975. During that time he returned to graduate school at Ole Miss to pursue a PhD in European History then spent more than thirty years as a secondary school teacher and university lecturer, programs administrator and education director for schools and institutes in the US, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand. He earned a BA degree at Tulane in History, French and English, a combined master's degree (M.S.S) in Modern European History and International Relations at Ole Miss and an advanced master's degree in Education Administration and Management (Ed.M) from UTSA.
In January 1998, he and his wife Phongsri and children relocated to Buriram Thailand where he continued to teach writing and drama at Buriram Rajabhat University until he retired in 2006. During his lengthy academic career he has published a total of eleven different textbooks in the field of English language teaching including the three volume series Walker's Guides to American English as well as more than seventy short stories, numerous magazine articles for professional journals, and several poems and songs. Mean Streets of LA: Taking out the Trash is his first novel.
Roger and Phongsri established the TOLO Foundation in 1998. Profits from the sale of Mean Streets of LA will be used primarily to supplement the support levels needed for the children of Tree of Life Orphanage Foundation as well as for the more than 130 indigent children of Ban Yoei Sakae Elementary School.
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