Steven Parker

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Campus Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator

Office/Department: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Location: Deputy Hall 211D

Phone: (218) 755-4121

Box #: 3

Email: steven.parker@bemidjistate.edu

Bio

Steven D. Parker (He, Him) is a transdisciplinary scholar-practitioner-leader in the fields of education and mental health. As a social worker, he has years of experience working along humans who are underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized in the United States. He has centered his work as a social worker around individuals who live with neurological development dis/Abilities as well as intellectual dis/Abilities. Leveraging critical praxis, Steven serves as an executive administrator in post-secondary education where he strategically focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, social and racial justice (DEIA+). His work includes critical strategies that address disparities with the student and employee populations. He has experience working with public, private four-year and religious affiliated institutions.

As a transformative and innovative leader, Steven has championed DEIA+ initiatives at macro, mezzo and micro levels within higher education that has included all stakeholders. His primary functional area include anti-racism affairs, Title IX, affirmative action, student affairs and institutional conduct.

Degrees

Social Work B.S.

Leadership M.A.

Research Interests

Steven’s current research interests include cultural competence of post-secondary stakeholders, bio-psycho-social well-being of marginalized employees and critical strategy for restorative-dismantling of oppressive systems.