Dr. Parker earned his PhD and Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clarkson Univeristy.
Dr. Parker directs the activities of the Center for Infrastructure Transformation and Education (CIT-E), an international online community of practice and funded by the National Science Foundation. He conducts research in the area of agricultural runoff and has supervised undergraduate research assistants. Dr. Parker is also the program coordinator for the online Master of Science in Engineering program.
He is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Waterworks Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He also serves as faculty advisor for the UW-Platteville ASCE Student Chapter.