Dr. Kevin Parker joined the Idaho State University faculty in 1999 and is now Chair and Professor of the Informatics and Computer Science department.
Dr. Parker prides himself on being very student-oriented. Although his courses are notable for his demanding expectations, he has always received above-average teaching evaluations. Dr. Parker received the ISU College of Business 2002-2003 Outstanding Teacher Award. He was recognized as a 2010-2011 Outstanding Master Teacher by Idaho State University. That same year he was recognized as the 2011 Faculty Member of the Year by the Associated Students of Idaho State University. In 2012 he was again recognized as one of the 2011-2012 Outstanding Master Teachers by Idaho State University. His courses at ISU have included both introductory and advanced programming, object-oriented development using Java, systems analysis and design, database design, interactive web development, and web development for eCommerce. He has also taught courses for the computer science department.
Dr. Parker's higher education spans Computer Science and Information Systems. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982.
After completing his undergraduate degree at Texas, he became a Programmer/Analyst for Conoco, Inc., listed in the top five of the Fortune 500 companies. While with Conoco, he also served as an adjunct programming instructor at both the University of the Southwest and New Mexico Junior College (NMJC). NMJC eventually lured him into academia full time.
Dr. Parker received his Master's degree in Computer Science from Texas Tech in 1991 and then, drawn by the application of computing systems in the business environment, shifted his focus to Information Systems and earned his Ph.D. from Texas Tech in 1995.
His research interests include web accessibility for the elderly, competitive intelligence, knowledge management, e-commerce accuracy, and information assurance in software development. Dr. Parker received the ISU College of Business 2005-2006 Outstanding Research Award, and in 2007 was awarded a Curtin University of Technology Research Fellowship in Perth, Australia.
Dr. Parker can be reached at (208) 282-4783 or by e-mail at . His ePortfolio can be viewed here.