Dr. Nathan C. Walker is a First Amendment and human rights educator. He is the executive director of 1791 Delegates, a legal education firm named after the year the Bill of Rights was ratified. In this capacity, he manages The Foundation for Religious Literacy.

Dr. Walker teaches First Amendment law and human rights at Rutgers Honors College. He previously served as the executive director for the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and as the senior minister and executive director of the historic First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.

Walker currently serves on the board of the Public Religion Research Institute, as an advisor to the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and as the associate editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal, Religion & Education.

Nate served as a resident fellow in law and religion at Harvard University and received his doctorate in First Amendment law from Columbia University, where he received his Masters of Arts and Masters of Education degrees.

He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, currently serving as the community minister for religion and public life at the Church of the Larger Fellowship.

He lives with his husband Vikram Paralkar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Law • Religion • Administration • Finance

Columbia University

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Law & Religion (First Amendment)
  • Master of Education (Ed.M.)
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Supervisory Certificate
  • Human Resources

    Harvard University

  • Research Fellowship
  • Law & Religion (First Amendment)

    Union Theological Seminary

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Religion & Education (College Founders)

    Emerson College

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
  • Performance &
    Theatre Education, cum laude
  • Teacher Certification, PreK-12
  • Communications & Performing Arts

    American Conservatory Theater

  • Full Scholarship Student
  • Acting and Musical Theatre Performance