Shirley J Hymon-Parker

Associate Dean- Agriculture Research

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Webb Hall 111
M.S.Design and Environmental Analysis / Cornell University
B.S.Clothing and Textiles / North Carolina Central University
OtherGerontology / University of Maryland
Ph.D.Administration and Supervison / University of Maryland


Dr. Shirley Hymon-Parker is interim dean of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Her research activities have extended to issues in childhood obesity, the value of undergraduate research, and rural entrepreneurship. She served as chair of the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy for APLU, and member Policy Board of Directors of the Board on Agriculture Assembly, chaired the 1890 Association of Research Directors, and served as director at large of the AAFCS. Prior to assuming her present position as interim dean in 2015, she served as associate dean for N.C. A&T’s Agricultural Research Program.

Research Interests

Undergraduate research Childhood obesity intervention measures Rural entrepreneurship