Lecturers

Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Parris  Baker

Parris J. Baker, PhD., MSSA, is an Assistant Professor and Director, Social Work, Mortuary Science, and Gerontology Programs, Department of Criminal Justice & Social Work at Gannon University. Dr. Baker is also a faculty member with the Erie Psychological Consortium Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Program and the Erie Bible College. An ordained Elder, Dr. Baker is pastor of Believer’s International Worship Center, Inc., and founder/director of Men of Valor Ministries and the Abba Fathers Program. His research interests include African-American fathers, incarcerated fathers, and non-custodial fathers, community and teenage violence, childhood poverty, and cultural diversity, individual difference, and inclusion. He is married and has four children.