Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5212
- M.A., Antioch University
- B.F.A., Michigan State University
Gay Walker, program coordinator and master faculty specialist for Western Michigan University's integrative holistic health and wellness program, is an art therapist, artist and graphic designer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Michigan State University, an M.A. in holistic art therapy from Antioch University in Ohio, and a graduate certificate in holistic health care from WMU.
For eight years, Walker created and managed the Diane's Way Program at Borgess Hospice, which offers expressive arts, comfort care, a holistic approach to end-of-life care. She also facilitates holistic and creative retreats and has taught at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. She has worked with people who have cancer, people with disabilities and dementia, and people at the end of their life. She creates medical art therapy exhibits that travel to hospitals. She also curates art exhibits at the gallery in WMU's Health and Human Services Building. Walker is co-author and designer of the book "Seeds of Awakening, Cultivating and Sustaining the Inner Life."
Walker supervises the independent study, readings and field education courses.