Academic Title

Professor, Management

Research Interests
  • Employee Engagement
  • Innovative Pedagogy
  • Organizational Change
  • Team-Based Learning
Research Summary

I am currently doing research in the area of team-based learning initiatives, management education, organization change and employee engagement. I am an active member of the National Academy of Management, Eastern Academy of Management and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.

  • Ph.D., Organization Studies, UMass Amherst
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Southern Maine
  • B.S., Business Administration (Marketing) and English, University at Albany, SUNY
Areas of Expertise
  • Effects of Employee Engagement
  • Experiential Learning
  • High-Impact Practices in Higher Education
  • Individual Adaptation to Change
  • Psychological Thriving
Recent Publications
  • Silva, A., Seitchik, A. & Parent, J. (2022) Group Financial Coaching: A New Approach for Building Financial Capability? Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 33(2): 255-267.
  • Parent, J., Sietchik, A., Lovelace, K., & Hardway, C. (2020) Enhancing Team Learning Experiences in the Classroom. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 20: 335-354.
  • Parent, J. & Lovelace, K. (2018) Employee Engagement, Positive Organizational Culture, and Individual Adaptability, On the Horizon, 26(3): 206-214.
  • Sendall, P., Stowe, K., Schwartz, L., & Parent, J. (2016) High-Impact practices: An Analysis of Select University and Business School Programs. Business Education & Accreditation, 8(2): 13-27.
Honors and Awards
  • Provost Innovation Fund Recipient, 2018
  • Grant, TD Bank Charitable Foundation, 2017.
  • Faculty Fellowship, Merrimack College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2016.
  • Outstanding Theoretical Application Paper, Eastern Academy of Management, 2013.
  • Edward G. Roddy Teacher of the Year, Merrimack College, 2012.

Dr. Parent teaches several courses across the management curriculum including Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Introduction to Business, and Sustainable Business Practices.

Professional Experience

Dr. Parent has several years of industry experience in the fields of cost analysis, marketing and finance working for such companies as Northrop-Grumman, United Technologies, National Semiconductor and Siemens, AG.