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Mary Parker

University of Houston-Downtown

United States of America - Houston

Biography

Dr. Parker is currently a faculty member in the Natural Sciences department at University of Houston-Downtown. She also directs the Scholars Academy, an academic unit in the College of Sciences & Technology supporting STEM majors through scholarships and a mentoring network system. She currently is PI on four active federal grant awards and Co-PI on another. She brings experience in curriculum and development, supervision and leadership at K-12 and higher education, K-16 outreach and STEM recruitment, and closing the achievement gap for minority STEM students. Dr. Parker has incorporated service learning into her College Success Program course and now into the University Seminar (Transfers) course. She is piloting service learning in her online non-majors biology course (Human Biology 1310) currently.