Faculty & Staff Profile

Kristina Walker

Associate Professor
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
(218) 281-8116

Associated Majors

Courses Currently Teaching

GNAG 2899-001: Pre-Internship Seminar

GNAG 2899-003: Pre-Internship Seminar

GNAG 3899-001: Pre-Internship Seminar

GNAG 3899-003: Pre-Internship Seminar

GNAG 3901-001: Post Internship Seminar

GNAG 3901-003: Post Internship Seminar

SOIL 1293-001: Soil Science

SOIL 1293-002: Soil Science

SOIL 1293-003: Soil Science

SOIL 1293-004: Soil Science

SOIL 1293-005: Soil Science

TURF 3075-001: Turf Stress Management

TURF 3075-002: Turf Stress Management

TURF 3076-001: Turfgrass Management Systems

TURF 3076-002: Turfgrass Management Systems

TURF 3078-001: Integrtd Turfgrass Diagnostics

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award

  • Outstanding Student in Teaching Award, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, 2006

  • Honoree for the Celebration of Graduate Student Teaching, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, 2006

  • Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University, 2007

  • Associate Fellow of the Teaching Academy, Purdue University, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Walker.K.S., C.A. Bigelow, D.R. Van Scoyoc and Z.J. Reicher 2007. Above ground responses of three cool-season lawn species to varying annual nitrogen rates and application timings. Crop Sci. 47:1225-1236

  • Bigelow, C.A., K.S. Walker, and G.A. Hardebeck. 2007. Single fall applications of coated urea fertilizers produce a high quality Kentucky bluegrass turf. Applied Turfgrass Science Online Journal.

  • Bigelow, C.A., and K.S. Walker. 2007. Golf ball roll distance: A field exercise to explore management factors affecting putting green speed. J. Nat. Res. Life Sci. Edu. 36:112-119.

Educational Background

  • Master of Science, Agronomy, Purdue University, May 2006

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Agronomy, Purdue University, August 2008

  • Bachelor of Arts, University Alabama in Huntsville, December 1999


  • Graduate Teaching Certificate, Purdue University Center for Instructional Excellence, 2005

  • Advanced Graduate Teaching Certificate, Purdue University Center for Instructional Excellence, 2006

Other Accomplishments

  • United States Golf Association Summer Intern, North-Central Region, 2005

Professional Memberships

  • Soil Science Society of America , since 2004

  • United States Golf Association, since 2003

  • Phi Kappa Phi, since 2004

  • Midwest Regional Turf Foundation, since 2002

  • Gamma Sigma Delta, since 2005

  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America , since 2003

  • Crop Science Society of America , since 2004

In the News

November 26, 2017
When Amanda Monson started working with Jason Brantner, a researcher at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, she knew very little if anything about sugar beets. Now, she spends time learning about them every week.
March 13, 2017
A scholarship for David Zapata, Harvard, Ill., served as confirmation; he chose the right major. The golf and turf management senior transferred to the University of Minnesota Crookston after he received a mailing from the Office of Admissions.