Liaison: Michael H. Parsons, Morgan State University
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742-6590
Adjunct Professor, Community College Leadership Doctoral Program
Michael H. Parsons, Ed.D., a native of Michigan, is professor emeritus of Social Science and Education at Hagerstown Community College.
Parsons joined the staff of HCC as Associate Dean and Professor of Social Science in 1972. He served as Dean of Instruction for 21 years, returning to the faculty in 2000. During his time at HCC, Parsons completed post-doctoral training at the University of Texas, Carnegie-Mellon and Harvard University. Further, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Hood College, MD, Frostburg State University and the University of Baltimore.
Parsons has areas of interest in group development, political sociology, and international cultural development. He is a member of the MD Association of Adult, Continuing and Community Education, the (CC) National Council on Research and Planning and
the Eastern Community College Social Science Association. He has published two monographs, edited two editions of New Directions for community colleges and authored articles in four educational journals.
In 2009, Parsons was invited and selected to participate in the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University on The Three Cultures: Humanities-Literature, Religion and Science. The title of his paper and presentation was Knowledge Transfer: The Key to Cultural Integration.