Texas Tech University

Gerald "Jerry" Parr, Ph.D.

Counselor Education Program

Email: gerald.parr@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-2756

Office: Education 212


Jerry Parr is a graduate of the University of Colorado. His professional roles have included being a science and math teacher with the Aurora Public Schools, a school counselor for the Jefferson Country Public Schools, and a professor in the College of Education (COE) at Texas Tech University (TTU). While at TTU, he also served as an Associate Dean of Graduate Education and as a Chair of Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership in the COE. He is licensed in Texas as a Professional Counselor, a Psychologist, and a School Psychologist. Having an interest in small group work, his experiences span the days of the encounter movement in the 1970's to the current emphasis on focused groups. His publications are eclectic and include topics that have ranged from NLP-based teaching strategies for science teachers to the use of flow theory to promote resilience.



  • PhD- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
  • MA- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
  • BS- University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Area of Expertise

  • Counseling

Selected Publications

Bradley, L., Hendricks, C., Lock, R., Whiting, P., Parr, G. (2011). Email communication issues for mental health counselors. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 33(1), 67-79.

Whiting, P., Parr, G., Bradley, L. (2010). School counseling supervision: A crossroads opportunity for vision. In N. Ladany & L. Bradley (Ed.), Counselor supervision:

Principles, process and practice (4th ed., pp. 1 - 11). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Frances.

Bradley, L., Froeschle, J., Parr, G., Hendricks, C. (2013). Using solution focused evaluation to engage students in the learning process. In West, J. D. Bubenzer, D. L., Cox, J. A., & McGlothlin, J. M. (Ed.), Teaching in counselor education: Engaging students in learning (pp. 139-150). Alexandria, VA: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.