Texas Tech University

Jasmine D. Parker, Ph.D.

Email: jasmine.parker@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-7070

Dr. Jasmine D. Parker completed her Ph.D. in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with emphasis in Educational Administration and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. She also earned a M.A. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois. She has previously worked as a dissertation coach and instructor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at Texas Tech University.  Jasmine has presented research at AERA, AESA, HES, and OHA. She has published manuscripts in national journals and books. Dr. Parker co-authored a book chapter on the experiences of African American women university presidents and is currently working on an educational history book that offers a sociopolitical perspective of urban school systems and their effort to achieve racial and economically desegregated learning spaces.

Dr. Parker has been able to use her training as an interdisciplinary researcher to teach K-12 students, pre-service teachers, undergraduates, and graduate students. She also has three years of experience in providing curriculum designs and university accreditation compliance taskforce committee reviews to higher education institutions in the states of Indiana and Texas.


Jasmine Parker


  • 2015, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, emphasis in the History of Education and Educational Administration & Leadership
  • 2010-2011, Indiana University-Bloomington: Maurer School of Law – J.D. Candidate
  • 2010, M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Education Policy Studies
  • 2009, B.A., Prairie View A&M University – History with minor in Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational Law
  • History of Education
  • Educational Access
  • Educational Equity
  • School Choice
  • Civil Rights Policy

Books and Selected Publications

Parker, J.D. (in press 2018). Civic Unrest and Housing Inequity: Bombings hit Dallas, Texas, 1920s-1950s. Central Texas Studies, 3(1).

­­­­­­­­­­­­Parker, J.D. (in press 2018). Eavesdropping on Texas History by Mary L. Scheer. [book review]. Central Texas Studies.

Pratt-Clarke, M. & Parker, J.D. (2017). Reflections about African American Female Leadership in the Academy. In M. Pratt-Clarke & J. Maes (Eds.). Journeys of Social Justice: Women of Color Presidents in the Academy. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Parker, J.D. (2017).Engaging a Human Subject in an Oral History Interview: What to do when faced with a Dilemma. In Y. Pak, L. Nesbitt, and S. Reilly (Eds.). Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People: Oral Histories of (Mis)Educational Opportunities in Challenging Notions of Achievement. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.

Parker, J.D. (2011). The Evaluation of Overall Resource Exchange Satisfaction Among Corps Members: A Mixed Method Analysis. (unpublished internal report). Los Angeles: Teach for America, National Division, Community Learning & Engagement Team.

Parker, J.D. (2010, May 19). From Slavery to Equal Protection: The Misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment and its Lasting Effects on American Society. Illinois IDEALS & Google Scholar Electronic Databases. Available from https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/16205

Parker, J.D. (2010-2011). “Dream Big… and Then Some!: A Two-Part Essay” The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. (FFAWN). Available from http://www.asbcreations.com/ffawn/?p=185