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About Robert G. Parr, Ph.D.

Dr. Parr’s interests span a wide range of experience in theology, cultural anthropology, the sociology of religion, and marriage and the family. After coming to Cedarville in 1980, he was instrumental in establishing the Social Work program and securing professional accreditation through the Council of Social Work Education. He has conducted pastors’ leadership conferences in Kenya, Africa, and Mongolia, and he has participated in a three-week European Reformation study tour of seven European countries.


Present Senior Professor of Sociology, Cedarville University Department of History and Government

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Honors and Awards

  • Gateway Award, Cedarville University - 2005
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Cedarville University - 1993


  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Research in Sociology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Social Stratification
  • Social Theory
  • Social Welfare Programs and Policy

Contact Information

Department of History and Government
Cedarville University
HGC 114


Dissertation (1)

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Essays (1)

Articles (11)

Reports (1)

Workshops (2)