Dr. Gregory Parks is the Associate Dean of Research, Public Engagement, & Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law where he teaches courses in civil litigation, race and law, and social science and law. He was born and raised in East Hampton, New York. Dr. Parks earned a BS from Howard University in Psychology, an MS in Forensic Psychology from the City University of New York, an MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky, and a JD from Cornell Law School. After law school, Dr. Parks clerked for The Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby (Alpha Kappa Alpha member) on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and then for The Honorable Andre M. Davis (Alpha Phi Alpha member) on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Dr. Parks then went on to be a Visiting Fellow at Cornell Law School and then an Associate in the Litigation Group at the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery in their Washington, D.C. office.
Dr. Parks has published ten, scholarly books on topics ranging from black Greek-letter organizations to race in America to social science and law. His books have been published by the likes of Oxford University Press, NYU Press, The New Press, University Press of Kentucky, and the University Press of Mississippi. Dr. Parks’ works have also appeared in a range of law reviews, such as Illinois Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Florida State University Law Review, Howard Law Journal, and Indiana Law Journal. Dr. Parks has served as an expert witness and trial consultant in a number of court cases, including hazing cases, as well as an author of several amicus briefs.