Assistant Director Latin America/Spain Program
Dr. Parker is the Assistant Director of the Latin America/Spain Program. She is charged with managing and implementing a competitive grant from the US Department of State (the ExxonMobil funded-100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund) to significantly increase the number of transformative experiences in the Americas including study abroad, internships abroad, and international research collaborations. She leads study abroad programs and teaches various courses in the College of Engineering designed to develop global and intercultural competence and to prepare students to study abroad. Dr. Parker has over seven years of experience supporting and developing campus initiatives to promote and advance innovative pedagogies, including Purdue’s Global Learning Faculty and Student Development Program, which strives to optimize and transform the classroom by integrating global competency into the curricula. She has published in global and intercultural development assessment and co-developed numerous resources, including intercultural and global learning scales and digital badges. Dr. Parker has on-going consultations and presentations at professional conferences to share GEPs’ success stories and resources designed to develop cross-cultural dexterity. She is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and a Facilitator of the Global Competence Certificate (GCC). She collaborates closely with Purdue’s International Programs to promote and assess curricular and co-curricular intercultural learning options for Purdue’s College of Engineering while facilitating cutting edge research on intercultural competency topics of interest to the University and to the intercultural learning and assessment field. She holds Ph.D. from Purdue University.