Faculty Excellence – Dr. Mary Parker

A Criminal Justice Advocate

As a member of the Board of Corrections, Dr. Mary Parker has served the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ACD) and the Department of Community Corrections for 17 years. She is an institutional liaison to ACD, as well as the Legislative Coordination Committee chair and legislative liaison. She has authored bills in four legislative sessions and spent hours educating legislators and advocating for the system.

As professor and chair of the UALR Criminal Justice Department, Dr. Parker integrates the academic community with the practical application of corrections by organizing tours of correctional institutions as a component of her courses.


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