Professor Walton joined Goizueta Business School in the Fall of 1996. After receiving his PhD in 1993 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Steve served on the faculties of North Carolina A&T State University and Baylor University. Steve's efforts in the classroom have been highlighted by 11 teaching awards, including The Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, a university-wide honor, and the Adler Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Before coming to Emory, Steve also worked for IBM.

Steve's current interests include strategic execution, operational decision making and the impact of leadership on operations outcomes. Steve has published in Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management and the Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute. Professor Walton also serves as a reviewer for Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management and Organization Science.

Steve's consulting clients include Sony, First Data, UPS, The Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, Usher’s New Look Foundation, SunTrust, Panasonic, McKesson Information Solutions, The Arthur M. Blank Family Office, Siemens Medical Systems, Synovus and others.


  • PhD
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA
    Clemson University
  • BS
    Clemson University

In the News

  • June 23, 2014
    Emory News Center
    Another increasingly popular tool used by some Goizueta faculty, "flipping" a classroom, entails recording and posting a lecture for viewing before class so that students can spend time in class doing relevant exercises and discussing any difficult or confusing points. Such a strategy often works well, says Steve Walton...