Walt Mueller

Dr. Walt Mueller is the founder and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, a non-profit organization serving schools, churches, and community organizations across the US, Canada, and worldwide in their efforts to strengthen families by helping those who know and love kids to understand today’s rapidly changing youth culture.

Walt has been working with young people and families for over 32 years. He is a recognized authority on youth culture and family issues, and has appeared on numerous media outlets internationally to discuss teenagers and their world. A regular seminar and conference speaker, he communicates effectively with adults and teenagers alike.

He has written extensively on youth culture and family issues and is the author of seven books including The Space Between: A Parent’s Guide to Teenage Development (Zondervan, 2009); Youth Culture 101 (Zondervan, 2007); Opie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Where Faith, Family, and Culture Collide (Standard Publishing, 2007); Engaging The Soul of Youth Culture: Bridging Teen Worldviews To Christian Truth (InterVarsity Press, 2006), I Want To Talk To My Teen About Movies, Music & More (Standard Publishing, 2006) and the critically acclaimed Gold Medallion Award winner, Understanding Today’s Youth Culture (Tyndale House, 1994). This book was updated and expanded and re-released in January 1999.

Walt is a regular contributor to a variety of publications (both professional and popular), including Youthworker Journal, Current Thoughts and Trends, Living With Teenagers, Parents of Teenagers, GROUP, and Today’s Father. He also has offered commentary on Fox News Channel and CNN.

Walt Mueller’s commentary and analysis on youth culture is heard daily on 870 radio stations across the United States and Canada on CPYU’s daily radio program, Youth Culture Today.

Walt Mueller earned his B.A. in Sociology from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA), his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA, Summa Cum Laude), and his doctorate in postmodern generations from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Walt and his wife Lisa live in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and have four children; Caitlin, Joshua, Bethany and Nathaniel.