Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology
Office#: Not available
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-3447
Other Title: Research Scientist
Primary Emphasis Area: Special and Bilingual Education
Short Bio
Dr. Parrish has been a professor at TAMU since 1978. During that time she has served as Assistant Department Head and Associate Dean. She specialized in public policy for people with disabilities and has served on Governor appointed boards and commissions. She was the Chair of the Task Force that closed two State Schools for the Mentally Retarded in Texas and she has served as President of the Board of Trustees for the College Station Independent School District.
Area(s) of Emphasis
Special Education
Special Education Career Development Education
Research Interests
Employment and Education of People with Disabilities
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Roberts, C.D., Stough, L.M., & Parrish L.H., (2002). The role of genetic counseling in the elective termination of pregancies with disabilities. The Journal of Special Education, 36(1), 48-55. Diss

2. Parrish, L. and Blair, E. (2001). A Review of Brigance. In J.T. Kapes (Ed.) A Counselor s Guide to Vocational Assessment Instruments. Alexander, V A: The National Career Development Association.

3. Parrish, L.H., & Blai, E. (2001) reviewers. Brigance Life/Employability skills Inventories. In Kapes, J.T. & Whitfield, E.A. (Eds) A counselors guide to career assessment instruments. 4th edition. Columbus, Ohio: National Career Development Association.

4. Algert, N. & Parrish, L. (2000). Cultural perspectives on behavioral disorders. In C.R. Reynolds & Fletcher-Janzen, E. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education 2nd edition. Pp.517-520. New York, NY: Wiley and Sons.

5. Parrish, P. & Parrish, L. (1999) A review of "The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability in the Humanities. D. Mitchell and S. Snyder (Eds). South Centeral Review: The Journal of the South Central Modern Language Association. Vol 16, n.

6. Parrish, L, Wircenski, M., & Durbin, B. (1999). Including the student with special needs in home economics education. In M. Ragg (Ed.) Cornerstone. Lubbock, Tx: Texas Tech University.

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Linda Patton (Spring, 1998), Ph.D.
Vickie Jean Mitchell (Fall, 1998), Ed.D.
Nancy Algert (Fall, 1998), Ph.D.
Christy Roberts (Fall, 1998), Ph.D.
Anne Reber (Summer, 1999), Ph.D.
Ellen Blair (Spring, 2000), Ph.D.
Eddid Jewel Lockridge (Summer, 2000), Ph.D.
Linda Kay Rubac Martinez (Spring, 2002), Ph.D.
Staci Durbin (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Lakshmi Mahadevan (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Yu-Ching Liu (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
David Walker (Summer, 2004), Ph.D.
Jane Finegan (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Martha Owre (Spring, 2005), Ph.D.
Laura McCorkle (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Brian Lancaster (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

Co-Chair Public Policy Committee.  National Association of Development Disabilities Councils

Professional Leadership/Service (State)

Governor Appointed Member.  Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

Member.  State Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities: Avocacy, Inc.

State Board Member.  Texas Democratic Women


(2002). Teaching Award of Merit.  College of AG and Vet Med from Gamma Sigma Delta

(1997). Regents Service Award. 

(1996). Extraordinary Service Award. 

(1995). Teaching.  AFS

(1994). Extraordinary Service Award. 

(1984). Teaching.  AFS

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