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Darnell Parker, EdD

Adjunct Professor

EdD, Widener University

Darnell Parker, Ed.D., is an expert in Title IX compliance and equity in higher education.  He currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.  Previously he was the Senior Associate Vice President for Equity at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He has worked for over fifteen years at various colleges and universities in positions focused on student affairs and diversity including serving as Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Multicultural Affairs and Interim Director of Residence Life. While at Washington College in Maryland, he oversaw the development and successful launch of the Multicultural Affairs Office, leading a range of successful campus-wide diversity initiatives and programs. Darnell has taught courses on race, gender, and ethnic relations in both Education and Sociology departments. His professional involvements include serving on the Maryland Higher Education Commission's committee drafting diversity goals for the State Plan for Postsecondary Education 2013-2017, the Washington Regional Taskforce Against Campus Prejudice, and he is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Dr. Parker earned his Ed.D. from Widener University.