Dr. Christopher M. Parker
Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Colgate University, 2005; M.A., Stony Brook University, 2008; Ph.D., 2011, Stony Brook University.
Dr. Christopher M. Parker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Centenary College. Dr. Parker teaches courses in American Politics including Contemporary Issues in Public Policy, the Presidency, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Liberties, Judicial Behavior and Politics, and Political Analysis among others. He has been at Centenary since 2011.
Dr. Parker’s research is focused on judicial politics and decision making on the Supreme Court. His dissertation, “Patterns and Consequences of Supreme Court Decision Making on Federalism Cases”, focuses on the factors that influence Supreme Court rulings on the balance between state and federal authority, and in particular the role that a justice’s ideology plays in their voting behavior. His other research interests are concerned more broadly with American political institutions.