Dr. Parsons joined Roanoke College in the 2014-2015 academic year. He earned a B.S. in Political Science from Appalachian State University in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from University of South Carolina in 2010. He taught at University of Tennessee at Martin prior to coming to Roanoke. He teaches courses in Public Policy, State and Local Government, and Research Methods.
In his free time, he enjoys finding fun activities in the Roanoke Valley with his wife and two kiddos (you will find very cute pictures of them in his office!). Dr. Parsons is also an avid fan of the NBA and Memphis Grizzlies.