HPU Associate Professor Of Business Promoted To Chair Of Marketing, Home Furnishings And Design

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2009 – Dr. Richard Parker, associate professor of business in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, has been promoted to the position of chair of the Department of Marketing, Home Furnishings and Design at High Point University.
Parker, who teaches communications for managers in the MBA program and courses in sales and marketing in the undergraduate program, currently serves as president of the Southern Association for Canadian Studies, and also holds memberships in the U.S. Naval War College Foundation and the U.S. Naval Institute.
He also serves on the editorial review boards of the “American Review of Canadian Studies,” the “Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship” and the “Journal of Dispute Resolution in Business.” Parker has published numerous articles and book reviews in academic and professional journals including “U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,” the “Academy of Marketing Studies Journal” and the “Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.”
Parker also has a forthcoming article in “Polar Record,” published by Cambridge University Press for the Robert Scott Polar Research Institute.
Before coming to HPU, Parker served on the faculties of the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University, where he was also a Leadership Studies Fellow.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education?s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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