AB magna cum laude, Radcliff/Harvard Colleges, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1954.
Research political science University California, Berkeley, 1954-1957. Assistant professor government Howard University, 1961-1967. Assistant provost for curriculum development, professor Federal City College, 1967-1971.
Director Educational Policy Center, 1971-1973. Founding director office of international science American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1973-1977. Assistant director, director office policy and planning ACTION, The United States Agency for Volunteer Service, 1977-1978.
Founder, director Equity Policy Center, Washington, 1978-1989. Professor city and regional planning and women's studies University California, Berkeley, since 1989. Adjunct professor School International Studies Johns Hopkins University, 1966-1967.
Visiting professor International Development Program The American University, Washington, 1985-1989.
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Convenor numerous conferences. Member of advisory board Encyclopedia of Third World Women, 1993-1996, Center for Women Policy Studies, since 1985, Institute for Women's Policy Research, 1987-1995. Member international county advisory Healthy Cities Foundation, since 1994.
Various committee assignments United Nations. Candidate for Maryland. Assembly, 1966; board directors Overseas Development Network.
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member National Council Research on Women, International Studies Association, Rural Sociological Association (honorary life), Association for Women in Development, Association Asian Studies, Association Collegiate Schools of Planning.
Married Millidge P. Walker, Febr. 2, 1952; children: Stuart Tjipto, Janet Shakuntala, Jennifer Njoro.