Adam Walden grew up in Salt Lake City. He attended the University of Utah where he majored in speech communication, and Westminster College (Utah’s only private liberal arts college) where he earned an MBA in international business.
Adam spent six years working for Governor Jon Huntsman’s administration in the International Trade & Diplomacy Office where he coordinated all governor- and state-led trade missions to foreign market destinations and coordinated all of the state's diplomatic visits. Prior to his government work, Adam was a writing assistant and development coordinator at the Community Writing Center (CWC) in Salt Lake City. The first of its kind in the nation, the CWC is a community-based organization focusing on writing literacy of community members. Here he began teaching his first workshops on business writing, grant writing, editing, and TV sitcom writing.
As a vexilological (study of flags) aficionado, one of Adam’s favorite aspects of his international work was preparing the flags for official state visits of visiting dignitaries. Drop by his office to see his vast flag collection.
Before teaching at Ithaca College Professor Walden taught management communication at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management, international communication at Westminster College, and beginning and intermediate composition at Salt Lake Community College.
He, his wife Joanna, and daughter Olive live in the Village of Dryden, NY.