parkinsonRichard Parkinson

Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Languages
Division: General Education

Richard “Dick” Parkinson served with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam.  Upon completion of his tour of duty, he entered college on the GI Bill and graduated from Fitchburg State College with a bachelor's of science degree in education.  Dick also graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s School of Industrial Management and later received his masters of business administration from Anna Maria College.

He worked at Norton Abrasives in Worcester, Mass., in jobs ranging from factory laborer to supervisor of industrial engineering.  He held the position of manager of industrial engineering for the corporate I.E. department at Tambrands, Inc. in Palmer, Mass., before taking the position of manager of engineering for T.J. Maxx.  For several years Dick was the manager of technical training for the Manufacturing Assistance Center in Worcester, Mass.  In this position Dick designed, developed, and delivered basic skill courses for manufacturing, including subjects such as industrial math, communications, team building, problem solving, and blueprint reading.

He began teaching at the college level in 2000 as an adjunct faculty member at Worcester State College and since 2002 has delivered courses as an adjunct faculty member at Becker College. He has also served as an instructor at Quinsigamond Community College.  As an adjunct faculty member, he has presented over twenty-five different course subjects, ranging from Eastern religion to statistical process control.

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