In addition to being an author, Dr. Marco Walder is an educator, life-skills instructor, mentor, speaker, and a poet. A native of Dallas, Texas, Marco earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters of Education in Secondary Education from Alcorn State University. He also earned his Doctorate of Education in Sport and Athletic Management from Northcentral University. Dr. Marco Walder is an advocate for improving the academic performance and higher education graduation rates of student-athletes. During his undergraduate matriculation, he was a four year letter winning football player.
Dr. Walder is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and is an active member in his local community. Marco is a strong Christian and roots his message in a biblical foundation and he attends Concord Church under the leadership of Pastor Bryan Carter. When he is not delivering motivational messages and speeches, he volunteers his efforts and energy to the Heads Up Foundation of Dallas which serves the youth leagues of Texas. Dr. Walder expresses real life and real hope for today’s society. In addition to his latest book, “Beyond The Gridiron: A Look Into The Academic Preparation Of Urban High School Student Athletes”, Dr. Walder has authored several previous titles and numerous articles.
A noted speaker, Dr. Walder has presented for Dallas Independent School District, the El Centro Community College TRIO program, the Brookhaven Community College Black History Month Expo, and at local schools including Maynard Jackson Middle School and Oliver Wendell Holmes. He has also ventured outside the state to various cities such as Lake Charles, LA and Gulfport, MS to share his positive and uplifting messages.