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Franklin Parker, American Writer, educator. Senior Fulbright research scholar, 1961-1962.


PARKER, Franklin was born on June 2, 1921 in New York, United States.


Bachelor, Berea College, 1949; Master of Science, University of Illinois, 1950; Doctor of Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1956.


Librarian, speech teacher Ferrum (Virginia) College, 1950-1952. Librarian Belmont College, Nashville, 1952-1954. Circulation librarian George Peabody College Teachers Vanderbilt University, 1955-1956.

Associate professor education State University of New York, New Paltz, 1956-1957, University Texas, Austin, 1957-1964. Professor education University Oklahoma, Norman, 1964-1968. Benedum professor education emeritus West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1968-1986.

Professor emeritus, 1986. Distinguished visiting professor Center for Excellence in Education Northern Arizona University, 1986-1989. Distinguished visiting professor College Education and Psychology Western Carolina University, 1989-1994.

Research fellow University College Rhodesia, Africa, 1957-1958, Rhodes-Livingstone Institute Social Research, Africa, 1961-1962. Visiting professor education University Calgary, Alberta, Canada, summer 1969, University Alberta, Edmonton, summer 1970, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, summer 1971, University Lethbridge, Canada, (summers) 1971-1973, Memorial University, Newfoundland, summer 1974. Member International Conference African Administration, Cambridge, (England) University, 1957, European Bureau Adult Education, Finland and Federal Republic of Germany, 1966, national conference White House Conference on Education, 1965, National Foreign Policy Conference of Educators Department State, 1966.

Consultant Office Education Department of Health, 1970-1975, National Science Foundation, 1980-1986. Consultant publications Macmillan, Merrill, Teachers College Press, Wm. C. Brown, since 1988.



Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member African Studies Association, Southwest Philosophy Education Society (president 1960), American Academy Political and Social Science, American Educational Research Association, United States Comparative and International Education Society (feature writer 1963-1968, vice president 1963-1964, international secretary 1965-1968), Canada Comparative and International Education Society, Comparative Education Society Europe, History Education Society (president 1963-1964), Appalachian Writers Association, Kappa Delta Pi (life member, Harold R.W. Benjamin fellow international education 1957-1958, secretary committee on international education 1968-1970), Phi Delta Kappa (life, research award chairman commission on international relations in education 1963-1967), Phi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi (life).


Married Betty June Parker, June 12, 1950.

Betty June Parker