Dean, College of Business Administration
Guy E. Speare Administration Building
Phone: (603) 535-3500
Dr. Robyn Parker joined the Plymouth State University faculty in January 2010 and was named Dean of the College of Business Administration in July 2015. With more than 25 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Parker has an earned doctorate in Organizational Communication from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Boston University. Her consulting work specializes in conducting needs assessments and designing interventions to improve organizational performance.
An active scholar, Parker’s research focuses on the relational effects of technology use in virtual work and educational settings. She has received grant funding in support of her work from both FIPSE and the Ohio Learning Network. Her book, Redesigning Courses for Online Delivery, was part of the book series: Cutting-edge Technology in Higher Education, published by Emerald Insight in 2013. She’s presently collaborating on a version of her technology based peer review system designed to facilitate collaboration within student and professional teams. Grant-funded and released in the fall of 2015, Team GPA is an example of successful interdisciplinary research resulting in the development of an innovative product that addresses an established need.
Parker sees this as an exciting time to be at Plymouth State. “Teaching and learning are transformative processes, so I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help bring about strategic clusters and open labs at PSU. It’s an interesting challenge! Working together, with all parts of our PSU community, we are determining our future.” Parker said. “Integrating curricular, co-curricular, and real life experiences deepens student learning and makes the PSU experience unique.”