Dr. Parish is Director of Project Advance and administers the English, Sociology and Presentational Speaking courses.

Prior to joining Project Advance in 2008, Parish was an assistant professor of English at Clayton State University in Atlanta, GA.  She received her Ph.D. in English from Syracuse University and has taught at various post-secondary institutions, including SU, Le Moyne College, and Temple University.  She brings 16 years of teaching experience, working with a diverse population of students, to Project Advance.

Specializing in Victorian literary and cultural studies, Parish has presented papers at annual conferences of Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, the International Thomas Hardy Society in the U.K., and the Association for Asian American Studies. Her teaching experience and research interests include British literary history, post-colonial literature, race and literary studies, critical theory, transnational women’s studies, and composition.