The following faculty members have been promoted to Professor, effective
June 1, 2002:
Robert J. Parker came to Concordia in 1977. Having just completed his
doctorate in art education and art history at the University of Iowa,
he was appointed to the Department of Art Education.
From 1979-1981 he was Director, Division of Visual Arts, and subsequently
became assistant dean from 1981-1984. He was named dean of the Faculty
of Fine Arts in 1984 and was successfully re-appointed in 1989. Dr. Parker
also took on the interim position of Vice-Rector, Academic, from 1994-95.
During his tenure as dean, Dr. Parker encouraged some new and exciting
academic initiatives such the Minor in Women and the Fine Arts and the
HIV/AIDS course. He was also responsible for the academic agreement with
a consortium of arts academies in Poland.
Highly regarded as a skilled administrator for over 20 years, Professor
Parker has maintained a career profile that combines dedicated teaching,
engagement in scholarly work and service contributions to the university
and the professional academic community.
Since his return to the Department of Art Education in 1996, he has participated
in and presented papers at conferences such as the National Art Education
Conference and the Canadian Association for Education Through Art.
He coordinated the Facultys course FFAR 250, The Performing and
Visual Arts in Canada.