Brianna Bates Parsons

Brianna Parsons is an Adjunct Assistant Lecturer at the University of New England, in the department of Education.  In addition to teaching at UNE, Parsons works as an English Instructor for the Maine Community Colleges, as well as an Educational Consultant.  In the role of consultant, she fuses the need and value of education with the demands of the business environment, and as an English instructor, develops and teaches both live and online course curriculum, focusing on writing, scholarship and research.  Furthermore, she operates an editing, advising and coaching company, specializing in the dissertation journey of doctoral students.



Northeastern University


Chatham University


University of Maine, Orono


Motivational theory

academic & social integration with emphasis on first-generation

low-income students. Non-traditional students and the role of gender with regard to academic persistence.


Current Research

Phenomenological exploration of new post-doctorate professionals seeking employment.

Research Interests

The influence of gender and socio-economic standing in relation to academic and personal leadership. Group dynamics and the effect on motivation.

Brianna Bates Parsons

Brianna Bates Parsons



Assistant Director of Curriculum and Research

Off Campus

(207) 221-4960

Teaching Online