Jennifer Parsons joined the SMBHC family as an Academic Counselor in August 2008, became the Assistant Dean in July 2015, and was named Interim Associate Dean in July 2018. In May 2019, she became an Associate Dean and Instructional Assistant Professor. Born in Missouri and raised in Oklahoma, Dr. Parsons graduated from Harding University in Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in English and completed her master’s degree and doctorate in higher education at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Parsons oversees all communications, including the annual Honors Report and the SMBHC website and social media accounts. Additionally, she supervises recruiting and development efforts as well as advises honors students.
Dr. Parsons enjoys movie-going solo almost as much as she loves her husband and three children.