Teacher, writer, researcher. Born– June 3, 1929, Decatur, Ala. Parents– Charles and Jane (Meadows) Persinger. Education– Berea College, B.A., 1950; George Peabody College, M.A., 1956. Married– Franklin Parker, June 12, 1950. Taught English at Ferrum College, 1950-1952; Belmont College, 1955-1956; Walkill School (N.Y.), 1956-1957; reading instructor at the University of Texas at Austin, 1963-1964.  Worked with her husband on his research; with her husband gave lectures and slide presentations to civic and academic groups.  Member League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women.


Contemporary Authors online.

Looking Back; 60 Years of a Great Life.


Education in England and Wales:  An Annotated Bibliography.  Garland, 1991.

Education in Puerto Rico amd of Puerto Ricans in the United States; Abstracts of American Doctoral Dissertations. San Juan, P.R.; Inter American University Press, 1976.

U.S. Higher Education; A Guide to Information Sources.  Gale, 1980.

Women’s Education, a World View. Westport; Greenwood Press, 1979.


American Dissertations on Foreign Education;  A Bibliography With Annotations. Vols. I-XX.   Troy, N.Y.; Whitson Pub., 1971-.

Education in the People’s Republic of China, Past and Present:  An Annotated Bibliography.  Garland, 1986.