External Advisory Board: Lenore Walker

Lenore Walker

Lenore E. Walker

Educator and psychologist

Educator and psychologist Lenore Walker is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical and in couples and family psychology, and practices in most states and in other countries. A frequent expert witness in forensic cases, especially those where someone’s state of mind is impacted by gender violence events, her work introduced Battered Woman Syndrome into the courts in the 1980s.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the City College of the City of New York in 1962 and 1967, respectively, and her doctoral degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 1972. She also earned a master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida in 2004.

She is professor emeritus of Nova Southeastern University, where she continues to conduct research on a simple assessment tool that others can use to determine if someone is experiencing Battered Woman Syndrome as well as on other issues of violence against women.

Walker is also president and CEO of Walker & Associates, LLC, a psychology firm that specializes in forensic evaluations and expert testimony to assist attorneys in helping answering legal questions before the court, and founder and director of the Domestic Violence Institute, Inc., a not-for-profit 501.C3 company whose mission is to educate policymakers and communities around the world about domestic violence and other forms of gender violence.