In October, Paul College welcomed Vicky Parker as the new associate dean for graduate education and faculty administration. Parker also serves as a tenured associate professor of management for the college. She is taking over from Peter Lane, who, after five years of excellent service, has returned to the faculty in the management department.
Parker came to us from the highly regarded Boston University School of Public Health where she had served as an associate professor since 2000, and associate chair of the Health Law, Policy, and Management department from 2012-16. She earned her A.B. from Brown University, her Ed.M. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and her D.B.A. in Organizational Behavior from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
An experienced and dedicated administrator, Parker brings deep experience in graduate education and a proven track record in developing and launching innovative programs. Her research has focused on leadership, management, and organizational systems and processes in the healthcare sector.
Her primary teaching areas have been organizational behavior, human resources management, managing work groups and teams, leadership and management, managerial skills for problem-solving, healthcare management and qualitative research skills. She has taught a wide range of courses, primarily at the graduate level, at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and the School of Public Health. Of particular relevance to Paul College, Parker currently has a lead role in designing and teaching the leadership and collaboration thread for Boston University’s hybrid Executive MBA. Her commitment to teaching excellence has been recognized by her peers. Since 2010, she has won five teaching awards at the School of Public Health, including the school-wide Educational Innovation Award in 2016. External to Boston University, the Health Care Management Division of the prestigious Academy of Management gave her the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.
Parker brings strong and relevant academic and administrative experience, innovative ideas, a deep commitment to research and teaching excellence, and excitement to help take Paul College to the next level of excellence.