Ph.D., 2014, Georgia State University, Counselor Education and Practice
Ed.S., 2009, Georgia State University, Professional Counseling
M.S., 2008, Georgia State University, Professional Counseling
B.A., 2005, Baylor University, Psychology
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs
Senior Academic Professional
Dr. Lindy Parker serves on the faculty of the School of Public Health, where she is the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and a Senior Academic Professional. Under her leadership, the school earned its initial school-level accreditation status from Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), receiving a “met” finding (the highest possible) on all criteria evaluated.
Dr. Parker has helped advance the school by designing new undergraduate, graduate, and dual degree programs and by enhancing existing degree programs to better align with accreditation standards and improve graduates’ preparedness for the workforce. Dr. Parker serves as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Team, where she advises on organizational strategy, implementation plans, and process and policy design. She has been invited to speak at the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Annual Meeting and was an invited keynote speaker at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) Meeting.
Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Dr. Parker worked for the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at Georgia State University, where she managed multiple accreditation and reaccreditation processes, led curriculum revision proposals in order to align academic programs with accreditation standards, and created graduate and undergraduate program policies and procedures. Dr. Parker also coordinated the CPS department’s student advisement efforts.
Dr. Parker has served as an instructor, advisor, researcher, manager, and accreditation specialist during her time at Georgia State. She is also a licensed professional counselor in the State of Georgia. Her research interests include the impact of accreditation standards on student success, student advising, career counseling, professional counselor education, and policies affecting K-12 schools and universities. She has been honored for her work at both the school- and international-level, including the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Outstanding Service Award for the International level of Chi Sigma Iota, and Outstanding Research Award..
Parker, L. K., O’Hara, C. L., & Chang, C. Y. (2017). Theories of human development: Cognitions, morality and faith, and the human experience.. In Erford, B. T (Eds.), The Odyssey: An Advanced Life Span Adventure for Counseling Professionals. Boston, MA: Cengage.
O’Hara, C. L., Parker, L. K., & Chang, C. Y. (2017). Theories of human development: Psychosocial, sociocultural, multicultural, biological, and learning theories. In Erford, B. T (Eds.), The Odyssey: An Advanced Life Span Adventure for Counseling Professionals. Boston, MA: Cengage.
McCullough, R., Dispenza, F., Parker, L. K., Viehl, C., Chang, C., Murphy, T. (2017). The counseling experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming clients. Journal of Counseling & Development, 95(4), pp. 423-434.
Parker, L. K., Chang, C. Y., Corthell, K. K., Walsh, M. E., Brack, G. L., & Grubbs, N.K.. (2014). A grounded theory of counseling students who report problematic peers. Counselor Education and Supervision, 53(2), pp. 111-125.
Stewart, L. A., Dispenza, F., Parker, L. K., Chang, C. Y., & Cunnien, T. (2014). A pilot study assessing the effectiveness of an animal-assisted outreach program. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9(3).
Chang, C. Y., O’Hara, C. L., & Parker, L. K., (2015). The supervision process. In Erford, B. T (Eds.), Clinical Experiences in Counseling. Columbus, OH: Pearson.
Corthell, K. K., Parker, L. K., & Morillas, C. (2013). Counselors in alternative schools: The last line of defense. In Erford, B. T., & Byrd, R. J. (Eds.), Applying Techniques to Common Encounters in School Counseling: A Case-Based Approach. Columbus, OH: Pearson.