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Walter Talbot

Adjunct Faculty, Marketing and Management
Division: Business
Email: walter.talbot@becker.edu

Walter Talbot earned his MBA, Marketing and Sales concentration. at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ, and he earned his BS, Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.  His work experience includes over thirty years in Sales and Marketing and the most recent twelve years as an Adjunct Professor and Secondary School Teacher.

At Becker College, Walter teaches MKTG 2104 Principles of Marketing and during the Fall 2016 semester he will also be teaching MATH 1200 College Algebra.  During the Fall 2015 semester he developed the standardized Hybrid Curriculum for MKTG2104.   Walter has also taught MTH150 Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning at Dean College.  He has taught both classroom and hybrid based courses.  On-line experience includes the usage of CANVAS, INSITE, SPEEDGRADER, MOODLE, MYMATHLAB, and $ALT.

Walter served as a Mathematics classroom teacher in the Worcester Public Schools for ten years, teaching the subjects of Algebra, Geometry, Numeracy, and Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) preparation.  His accomplishments include the development of a thorough curriculum which prepares students taking the MCAS test for the first time and preparing those who have yet to pass.  As a result of this curriculum, the students’ MCAS failure rate which was over 30% (before the curriculum was developed) was reduced to under 3%.  Further, his high school was recognized by the Massachusetts Governor’s office as having achieved one of the highest Math MCAS improvement rates in the Commonwealth.

Previously, Walter’s professional career was in the field of Technical Sales and Product Marketing of mechanical systems and machinery to Industrial customers.  He achieved progressive career advancement as a Sales Engineer, Marketing Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Distribution Sales Manager.
Walter’s ongoing success is the result of his ability to change and adapt in the technical world.  As an instructor, his main goal is to share his enthusiasm for adapting to change with his students.  Thanks to his wide range of business experiences, he is able to expand far beyond the classroom textbook and demonstrate how the knowledge that students gain can be applied to real life situations.