Dr. Laurence Parker is one of the new Associate Deans in the Honors College and has a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy in the College of Education here at the University of Utah. He has taught at Temple University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also was a recent visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley (spring 2018). His main area of teaching and research are in leadership & social justice (K-12 & Higher Education) and critical race theory and education policy and leadership. During his career he has published in journals such as Race Ethnicity & Education, Urban Education, Educational Administration Quarterly and Teachers College Record. He is a 2013 Derrick Bell Legacy Award winner from the Critical Race Studies in Education Association and is an active member of associations such as the American Educational Research Association. He has also worked with colleagues on campus to secure Eccles Foundation funding to support the African American Doctoral Initiative. At U of U undergraduate level he has taught classes on critical race theory for the Honors College and year-long seminar on student leadership & community engagement for first generation diversity students for Undergraduate Studies.
HONOR 3425: Critical Race Theory