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aeronautics and aerospace educator

Donald Edward Parker, American aeronautics and aerospace educator. Numerous grants National Institutes of Health, United States Air Force, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, since 1965. Captain United States Air Force, 1962-1965. Member International Academy Astronautics, Barany Society.

Background

Parker, Donald Edward was born on April 6, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Kenneth Coldwell and Florence (Wilson) Parker.

Education

Bachelor in Psychology and Economics, DePauw University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Psychology, Princeton University, 1961.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Auditory Research Laboratory Princeton (New Jersey) University, National Institute of Mental Health, 1961-1962. Senior postdoctoral fellow Max Planck Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, Germany, 1965-1966. Assistant professor psychology Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1966-1969, associate professor psychology, 1969-1972, professor psychology, 1972-1993, chair department psychology, 1977-1980, professor emeritus department psychology, since 1993.

Affiliate professor otolaryngology University Washington, Seattle, since 1993. Visiting scientist Space biomedical Research Institute National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, 1983, 85-87, project scientist pre-flight adaptation trainer project, 1987-1989, co-investigator, 1989-1994. Clinical professor community medicine Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, since 1984.

Associate investigator Spatial Orientation Research Project Harry G. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, 1988-1993. Associate investgator Kodak Immersive Experience Project, Human Interface Technology Laboratory, since 1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Captain United States Air Force, 1962-1965. Member International Academy Astronautics, Barany Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hiking.

Connections

Married Lynn Goodrich, September 27, 1959 (deceased April 1986). Children: Katherine, Susan, Geoffrrey, Rebecca. Married Sharon Lynne Parker, August 19, 1987.

father:
Kenneth Coldwell Parker

mother:
Florence (Wilson) Parker

spouses:
Lynn Goodrich

Sharon Lynne Parker

children:
Katherine Parker

Susan Parker

Geoffrrey Parker

Rebecca Parker