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Richard Parsells, PhD
Program Director, Master of Arts in College Student Development; Associate Professor of Organizational Studies

Phone: 512-637-1978

  • PhD in Adult, Professional and Community Education at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2006
  • MBA in Management at University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1984
  • MPA in Public Administration at University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1975
  • BA in Political Science at University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1973
Why I Teach

I emphasize the sharing and exchange of ideas and beliefs. Through this form of dialogue, students enhance their own understanding of the material and gain valuable insights into their beliefs and the perspectives of others. This approach takes on many forms, such as group work and round-table discussions.

I find the experience of teaching to be very rewarding — and valuable for my students and my own personal growth. I enjoy co-learning with students as we delve into our differences and similarities and form a synthesis from our collective knowledge.

  • More than 25 years of administrative and leadership experience in the health and human services profession
  • More than 20 years teaching at the university level
  • Scholarship and research in cultural issues of higher education, program administration, adult pedagogy and change management
Professional Affiliations and Awards
  • NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
  • Council on Adult Experiential Learning
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • Academy of Management
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society