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William Skinker Parker, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Parker has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the academic industry

Google Scholar shows that Dr. William Skinker Parker's work has been cited over 3000 times in journal publications of other biologists.

    COLUMBUS, MS, March 20, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William Skinker Parker, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Parker celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Parker had a long career as a Professor of Biology at the Mississippi University for Women from 1974 to 2007, also serving as Head of the Division of Science and Mathematics from 1992 to 1998. In addition to his primary faculty and administrative roles, he was an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Mississippi State University for several years and served as Managing Editor of the international Journal of Herpetology from 1991 to 2006. He also performed research in several states on reptilian population ecology and published over 40 papers in major journals on this work including several that were invited for special symposia or books. Google Scholar shows that his work has been cited over 3000 times in journal publications of other biologists. In addition, he was a reviewer for work submitted to many different professional biological journals and was a member of several professional biological societies including the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Herpetologists' League, and the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

Dr. Parker's teaching career included roles as a teaching assistant in graduate school and then as a professor and advisor in undergraduate education. During his career, he taught over 10 different courses in Biological Sciences and advised hundreds of students, many of whom went on to outstanding careers in science, medicine, and art.

Dr. Parker began his career at Wabash College in Indiana where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1964. He then attended graduate school at Arizona State University (M.S. 1966) and the University of Utah (Ph.D. 1974). Between degree studies, he spent three years in the U.S. Army as a field artillery and air defense officer from 1967 to 1970.

Throughout his career, Dr. Parker has been recognized for his contributions including receipt of a National Defense Education Act Fellowship as a graduate student and research grants from the National Science Foundation, Sigma Xi, the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and the Mississippi University for Women. He has also been featured in numerous honors publications including Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. As a sign of his dedication to undergraduate education, Dr. Parker has in recent years started two scholarships for Biology majors at the Mississippi University for Women.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Parker has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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