portrait of Mark Parker

Mark L. Parker, Ph.D.

In addition to his duties as Associate Professor and Chair, Mark is responsible for the College’s online bachelor’s degree completion programs, as well as the online graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning, and all non-degree continuing education courses and programs. He also oversees the College’s quality control initiatives for online courses and the faculty training and development activities.

Prior to joining Norwich University in 2013, he worked at University of Maryland University College, where he served in a variety of roles, including Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, in which he made major contributions to the development and quality of UMUC’s pioneering worldwide online delivery program. 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. He is a frequent conference presenter on the topic of the success and retention of online students in higher education. 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, Mark has 25 years of experience in higher education administration and teaching.