top of page


About Me

Eugene_Parker (Low).jpeg

Dr. Eugene “Gene” T. Parker III is an associate professor of higher education administration in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas.

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 academic and psychosocial student outcomes, such as academic and cognitive outcomes, leadership, and moral development. This area of research has centered on the association between diversity experiences, student-faculty interactions, and other collegiate experiences and college outcomes. Recently, his research has examined the relationship between these experiences and students' perceptions of the campus climate for diversity.

A significant facet of his research centers on diversity leadership and administration at institutions of higher education. He also has research interests that are focused on organizational and institutional theories, governance, leadership, and structures.

Recent research has centered on organizational leadership, diversity leadership, and leadership-centered theoretical perspectives. Dr. Parkerteaches courses in organization and governance, college finance, and leadership in higher education. Dr. Parker received his B.A. from theUniversity of Iowa, his MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Iowa.

Current Institution:

The University of Kansas – Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!


University of Iowa


University of Illinois, Chicago


University of Iowa


Higher Education

College Impact.
bottom of page