Robert Walter is the board president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and expanding on the works of Joseph Campbell. In 1979, after a decade of working in the arts education and professional theater fields, he became editorial director of Joseph Campbell’s Historical Atlas of World Mythology. He was also the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s first executive director and was appointed its president in 1998.
He was a founding Trustee of United Religions Initiative in 1999, serving as its treasurer and on its Global Council. Since 2005, he has facilitated a monthly meeting of Baptist pastors that began under a program known as Together in Ministry. He has presented papers, given talks and offered seminars and workshops on five continents. He has also been featured in several films and as a commentator on the History Channel.