With over 13 years of higher education academic and administrative experience, Dr. Jasmine D. Parker is a transformative strategist who envisions, plans, implements, and evaluates organization-wide Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity strategic plans, goals, and initiatives. She creates, establishes metrics for, leads, and assesses organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings and offerings to maximize institutional common knowledge and engagement. A critical scholar, she authors DEI-focused educational resources using historical inquiry, critical discourse analysis, and policy expertise to inform stakeholders while encouraging praxis. Dr. Parker is a trained interdisciplinary civil rights historian whose research intersects the fields of education, law, and sociology by highlighting historical, legal, and sociopolitical paradigm shifts as it relates to American society, social movements, group and individual relations, representation, and access to opportunity. She is the creator and organizer of “Race, Racism & Public Spaces,” a groundbreaking personal and professional development series that most recently swept Texas Tech University.
Dr. Parker currently serves in a Director capacity for Diversity and Inclusion across Berklee (including Berklee College of Music; Boston Conservatory at Berklee; Berklee Online; Berklee Valencia; Berklee NYC; Berklee Abu Dhabi). She also serves as an online faculty member in the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Education Psychology and Leadership, and the Honors College, respectively, at Texas Tech University. She is the owner of Parker Educational Consulting, LLC with a client list that includes Dallas Independent School District, the University of Arkansas, and Public Broadcasting Station (PBS-KERA) to name a few.
She earned her Ph.D. in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with focus in educational history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Policy with focus in constitutional law from the same institution, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Sociology from Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Parker also completed legal training as a law student and Decoudreaux Fellow at Indiana University- Bloomington, Maurer School of Law.