Biography

Dr. Ronald Parker serves as Assistant Director for Minority Engineering Program Diversity, Outreach and Inclusion College of Engineering at the Ohio State University. He serves as staff lead of the Pre-First-year Academic and Career Engagement (PREFACE) Program. He connects historically underrepresent students with faculty members, industry partners, and engineering alumni through a discovering engineering series. He is co-liaison of the Engineering House Learning Community, and advisor of Lambda Psi Minority Engineering Honorary student organization. Before coming to the College, he served as program manager at the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center. He served as program coordinator for the OSU Young Scholars Program. Prior to OSU, he served as programmer analyst for ChoiceCare HMO and a math tutor for University of Cincinnati Upward Bound Program.

Dr. Parker earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology Educational Policy and Leadership. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from University of Dayton. He was awarded his high school diploma from Cleveland Glenville High School.

He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated (same as James A. Dunn). He is the youngest of five siblings. He is a diehard fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Guardians, and the BUCKEYES! He is a proud father (Ronisha) and grandfather (JuRon).