Chris Parker to oversee outcomes assessment

Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Chris Parker has been appointed as the new associate vice provost for Academic Outcomes Assessment.

He will start in his new position Monday, July 1.

As an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, he brings extensive research and assessment skills to this position.

Parker has served as the director of graduate studies and as the coordinator of the social and industrial/organizational psychology area within his department and as vice chair of NIU’s Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects research.

He received his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Rice University and earned a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

His research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, International Journal of Training and Development, Organizational Research Methods, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Relations, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

He provides organizational development and training consultation to organizations such as NASA and the Literacy Volunteers of Illinois. He is also co-PI of a grant proposal to evaluate the academic outcomes associated with literacy training for under-prepared college students.

Prior to coming to NIU, he worked as an organization development specialist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

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