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Gene T. Parker III, PhD

School of Education - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Higher Education, Educational Policy & Leadership Studies, The University of Iowa
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd. Rm. 414
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101

Eugene (Gene) T. Parker is an assistant professor of higher education in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He is interested in matters of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to college students and organizations. His research has focused on the impact of collegiate experiences on college student outcomes, such as leadership and moral development. He also has research interests that are focused on organizational and institutional theories, governance, leadership and structures.


Ph.D., Higher Education, Educational Policy & Leadership Studies, The University of Iowa

M.B.A., Business Administration, The University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A., Biological Sciences, The University of Iowa

Research Interests

  • Organizational theory, administration, structure and institutionalism in higher education
  • Interactional and conditional effects of diversity experiences on college student outcomes
  • Diversity minded leadership in higher education

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