Dr. Walsh is an assistant professor, C/T, in the political science department at the University of Colorado Denver, where he has taught for the past 18 years, specializing in labor, immigration, social movements, community organizing, and Irish America.  He has extensive teaching experience in subjects ranging from: power and empowerment; poverty and politics; political movements; community organizing; history of the American working class; immigration and ethnicity in American history; Colorado history; teaching about race, ethnicity, and prejudice; and problems and methods in teaching history and social studies.

In addition to his teaching career at CU Denver, he was an honorary professor at the Universidad Nacional Toribio Rodriquez de Mendoza de Amazonas, Chachapoyas, Peru in 2013; and he was an instructor at Regis University in Denver from 1998-2015.

Dr. Walsh is the co-author of Irish Denver and has authored numerous articles about organic theater and local Irish American history.  He is also the founder of the Romero Theater Troupe, an all-volunteer community organic theater group that specializes in resurrecting the stories of unknown activists and acts of resistance.

Among his many awards and achievements, in 2015 he was the recipient of the Cesar Chavez Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association. He has also served on several committees and boards in the metro Denver area, including as part of the advisory board for Longview High School, an alternative high school in Jefferson County.

As a member of the CCS advisory board, Dr. Walsh assists with developing project-based curriculum and assessments for the CCS social studies program for 6-8th grade students.


  • Ph.D American History; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; 2010
  • M.A. American History; University of Colorado, Denver, CO; 1996
  • B.A. Psychology; Duke University, Durham, NC; 1989