Mark L. Parker

Mark L. Parker is Associate Dean of Continuing Studies and Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies. He has overall responsibility for the College’s online bachelor’s degree completion programs, two of its thirteen online master’s degree programs, and the online graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning. He is part of the College’s quality control team for online courses and the faculty training and development activities. As Associate Professor he develops and teaches courses in communication, epistemology, and critical thinking. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His area of specialization is technology-mediated communication in education and the workplace. In 2010, he was recognized by the University Continuing Education Association “for outstanding contribution to the body of research on distance education” for his work on the experiences of non-native speakers of English in fully online U.S. university courses. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he has twenty-five years of experience in higher education teaching and administration.