Walter P. Parrish III is a doctoral student in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis with a minor in management & human resources at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While pursuing his doctorate, Walter has held various roles as a research and teaching assistant, policy/program analyst, adviser, as well as a research associate at the American Council on Education in D.C. His research is centered on higher education workforce diversity, workplace and labors experiences, and organizational culture and behavior. His dissertation will examine the relationship between faculty workplace bullying and self-efficacy.Walter has presented at international and national colloquia, and he has published on Black doctoral student socialization, retention models for administrators of color in higher education, and African Americans in the scientific workforce. Prior to his doctoral studies, Walter was a student affairs administrator for seven years. He is originally from West Philadelphia, born and raised.