Walter is the Colman M. Mockler distinguished Professor of Old Testament and President Emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He earned his A.B. from Wheaton College, his B.D. from Wheaton Graduate School, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Mediterranean studies from Brandeis University.
Previous to his appointment at GCTS he was Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he taught for more than twenty years. He is the author or editor of over 40 books. Walter and his wife, Marge, currently reside on a farm in Massachusetts. He travels and speaks extensively, his most recent trip being a teaching and ministry trip to Australia.