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Brianna Parsons, Ed.D

Associate Dean of Faculty, School of Education

Area of Expertise:

  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Curriculum Development
  • Community College Leadership
  • Research Design & Methods


  • ​Ed.D. Northeastern University - Boston, MA
  • MPW. Chatham University - Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.A. University of Maine - Orono, ME

Academic and Social Integration: A Phenomenological Study of First-Generation, Female Student Experience and Persistence in Community College TRiO Programs

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Andragogy
  • Student Engagment/Persistence
  • Theories of Motivation

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • ​CITI Certificate
  • IRB Member Certificate

Select Publications:

  • Balogun, T., Parent, R., & Parsons, B. (2019) "Leveraging teaching and learning styles in preparing workforce-ready graduates: Student and preceptor perceptions."                
  • Parsons, B. & Boozang, W. (2018).  "Understanding the adult, online learner: Motivation and engagement among Ed.D. candidates."

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Director of Curriculum & Research, University of New England
  • Senior Faculty & Research Methodologist, Grand Canyon University