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Dr. Mark Parker

Associate Dean, Continuing Studies & Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies College of Graduate & Continuing Studies, Norwich University

Mark Parker is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean of Continuing Studies in Norwich University’s College of Graduate & Continuing Studies. He has overall responsibility for the College’s six online bachelor’s degree completion programs, two of its thirteen online master’s degree programs, and the online graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning. He also oversees the College’s Prior Learning and Faculty Training & Development units.

Prior to joining Norwich University, 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.