Dr. Parish is Director of Project Advance and administers the Animation, College Learning Strategies, Presentational Speaking, and Sociology courses.

Prior to joining Project Advance in 2008, Dr. 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 is also a graduate of Rutgers and Temple University. Dr. Parish has taught courses in British literary history, postcolonial literature, race and literary studies, transnational women’s studies, and composition at various postsecondary institutions, including SU, Le Moyne College, and Temple University.  She brings nearly 20 years of teaching experience working with a diverse population of students to Project Advance.

Dr. Parish has served as an accreditation commissioner and peer reviewer for the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and presented on faculty standards and international concurrent enrollment programming at national conferences.  She is a 2018 Harvard Graduate School of Education, Institutes for Higher Education, Management Development Program (MDP) participant and has served on various working groups within Syracuse University. Dr. Parish is also a longtime member of the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Planning Committee at SU.

When she is not working, Dr. Parish enjoys spending time with her partner – a fellow SU grad – and their small cat colony, following Premier League football (go Arsenal!), attending live music, traveling (especially to visit with family in Japan), and trying to remember various chord shapes on the guitar.