Andrea Parrish

Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director

Andrea Parrish

Contact Information

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Psychology Building, Room 305

Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Instructional Technology, Towson University

Certificate of Advanced Study in Education, Educational Leadership, Goucher College

Master of Education, Special Education, Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Special Education, Elementary/Middle, Towson University

Areas of Expertise

Instructional Technology, Assistive Technologies, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Universal Design for Learning, Inclusive Practices, Teacher Preparation

Biography

Dr. Parrish serves as an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Special Education. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in special education, a certificate in educational administration, and a doctoral degree in Instructional Technology. Within the K-12 system, Dr. Parrish worked as a special educator and central office administrator providing technical support at the district-wide level. Currently, Dr. Parrish coordinates the special education graduate programs, including successful program development, recruiting, marketing, and advising. Dr. Parrish teaches graduate and undergraduate coursework in technology integration, Universal Design for Learning, Autism Spectrum Disorder, instructional methods, and foundational topics in special education. Her current research focuses on effective technology integration, both in the general education classroom and specialized settings.

Scholarly Publications and Presentations

Foulger, T. S., Graziano, K. J., Parrish, A. H., Sadera, W., Schmidt-Crawford, D. A., & Slkyhuis, D. (2017, March). Employing Delphi methodology in educational technology research. Panel presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, Austin, TX.

Richman, L. & Parrish, A. (2017). Foreword to the spring 2017 School University Partnerships special issue: Technology to support and enhance professional development schools. School-University Partnerships, 10(3), 5-8.

Richman, L., Parrish, A. H., & Heath, M. (March, 2017). Technology to support and enhance professional development schools: Discussion of the School University Partnerships special issue. Presentation at the National Association for Professional Development Schools conference, Washington, D.C.

Parrish, A. H., & Harkins, S. N. (May, 2017). English language learners in the digital age: Integrating technology to enrich instruction. Presentation conducted at Common Ground Conference, Ocean City, MD.

Parrish, A. H., & Sadera, W. (2017, March). A Delphi study to develop an inventory of competencies needed to facilitate instruction in student-centered, one-to-one learning environment. Roundtable discussion conducted at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, Austin, TX.

Parrish, A., & Sadera, W. (2016, March). Not another workshop: Designing quality faculty development that supports technology use in teacher education. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Savannah, GA.

Sadera, W., & Parrish, A. (2016, March). The one-to-one classroom: Are we preparing preservice teachers for technologically advanced learning environments? Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Savannah, GA.