Dr. Walton has a BA in Religion from Dallas Baptist University, an MLS from the University of North Texas, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Union University. His career in libraries spans 32 years where he has held positions in public, corporate and academic libraries. Currently, he is an associate professor of library services and Dean of the University Libraries at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. His research focus is on e-book use in academia and has presented and publish on this topic in a number of venues.