Robert Walter is Executive Director of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, a position he has held since its inception in 1990. In 1979, Bob began to work on several projects with Joseph Campbell, who subsequently named him editorial director of his Historical Atlas of World Mythology. Following Campbell’s death in 1987, he served as literary executor of Campbell’s estate, completing Volumes I and II of the Atlas and supervising its posthumous publication. He continues to oversee the publication of Campbell's oeuvre, including the video series Joseph Campbell's Mythos and the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection. Prior to his work in publishing, Bob was a founding Faculty Fellow at California Institute of the Arts; lectured widely on experiential education; and pursued a professional theater career, working for a decade as a director, production manager, and playwright. Bob was a founding Trustee of United Religions Initiative (URI) and has served that organization as Treasurer and as a member of its Global Council.
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