Dr. John Parker

Honors Faculty Fellow

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Dr. John Parker

Dr. John N. Parker is an Honors Fellow with expertise in sociology and science and technology studies. He teaches Barrett’s signature course, The Human Event, as well as classes on a wide range of topics in sociology and social psychology. His research focuses on social dimensions of scientific collaborations, scientific work life, scientific and intellectual social movements, scientific elites, scientific careers, and emotions and creativity. He has also written about scientific leadership, boundary organizations, scientific synthesis, and natural resource governance.

Media Coverage

Dr. Parker discusses his new work on the sociology of creativity here: https://vimeo.com/92369309

Arizona State University’s news service covers his 2014 AAAS talk here: https://asunews.asu.edu/20140219-future-of-science-aaas-meeting

Science Magazine covers his 2013 AAAS talk here: http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2013_02_25/caredit.a1300026

Science Blogs covers his research on the world’s 1% most highly cited scientists here: http://scienceblogs.com/observations/2010/09/17/so-yeah-cheers/

The Santa Barbara Newshawk covers his art-science collaboration with poet Enid Osborn here: http://www.noozhawk.com/article/060609_collaborative_project_explores_the_poetry_of_science

Visiting Research Positions

  • Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 2012
  • University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Science Studies, 2011
  • Radboud University, Netherlands, Centre for Genomics and Society, 2011
  • Stockholm University, Sweden, Stockholm Resilience Center, 2009, 2010

Books

  • Penders, Bart, Vermeulen, Niki and John N. Parker (Eds.) (2014). Collaboration across Health Research and Medical Care. London: Ashgate.
  • Parker, John N., Vermeulen, Niki and Bart Penders (Eds.) (2010). Collaboration in the New Life Sciences. London: Ashgate.

 Scientific Articles

  • Hartter, Joel, Ryan, Sadie J., MacKenzie, Catrina A., Parker, John N., and Carly Strasser. “Spatially Explicit Data: Stewardship and Ethical Challenges in Science Data Stewardship in Conservation Science.” (2013) Plos Biology 11(9): e1001634.
  • Barthel, Stephan, Parker, John N., and Henrik Ernston. “Food and Green Space in Cities: A Resilience Lens on Gardens and Urban Environmental Movements.” (2013) Urban Studies.DOI: 10.1177/0042098012472744.
  • Parker, John N., Lortie, Christopher and Stefano Allesina. “Characterizing a Scientific Elite (B): The Publication Practices of the World’s Most Highly Cited Ecologists and Environmental Scientists.” (2013) Scientometrics 94 (2): 469-480.
  • Vermeulen, Niki, Parker, John N., and Bart Penders “Understanding Life Together: A Brief History of Collaboration in Biology” Endeavour 37(3): 162-171.
  • Parker, John N. and Edward J. Hackett. “Hot Spots and Hot Moments in Scientific Collaborations and Social Movements.” (2012) (American Sociological Review, 77 (1) 21-44).
  • Crona, Beatrice I. and John N. Parker. “Learning in Support of Adaptive Governance: Theories, Methods and Findings to Assess how Bridging Organizations Contribute to Natural Resource Governance,” (2012) (Ecology and Society, 17(1): 32).
  • Parker, John N. and Beatrice I. Crona. “On Being All Things to All People: Boundary Organizations and the Contemporary Research University,” (2012) (Social Studies of Science, 42(2): 262-289).
  • Lortie, Christopher J., Aarssen, Lonnie, Parker, John N. and Stefano Allesina. “Good News for People Who Love Bad News: An Analysis of the Funding of the Top 1% Most Highly Cited Ecologists.” (2012) (Oikos, 121(7): 1005-1008).
  • Barthel, Stephan, Parker, John N., and Henrik Ernston. “Food and Green Space in Cities: A Resilience Lens on Gardens and Urban Environmental Movements.” (2013) Urban Studies.
  • Hampton, Stephanie H. and John N. Parker, “Collaboration and Productivity in Scientific Synthesis” (2011) (Bioscience 61(11): 900-910).
  • Crona, Beatrice I. and John N. Parker. “Network Determinants of Knowledge Utilization: Lessons from a Boundary Organization.” (2011) (Science Communication, 33(4): 448-471).
  • Parker, John N., Lortie, Christopher, J. and Stefano Allesina. (2010). “Characterizing a Scientific Elite: The Social Characteristics of the Most Highly Cited Scientists in Environmental Science and Ecology,” (Scientometrics, 85(1): 129-143).
  • Hackett, Edward J., Conz, David., Parker, John N., Bashford, Jonathon, and Susan Delay (2004). “Tokamaks and Turbulence: Research Ensembles, Policy, and Technoscientific Work,” (Research Policy, vol. 33 (5): 747-767).

Book Chapters

  • Penders, Bart, Parker, John N., and Niki Vermeulen. “When Scientists, Scholars, Clinicians, Physicians and Patients Meet” In Healthy Collaboration:  In Collaboration across Health Research and Medical Care: Healthy Collaboration, Bart Penders, Niki Vermeulen and John N. Parker (Eds).
  • Hackett, Edward and John N. Parker. “Ecology Reconfigured: Organizational Innovation, Group Dynamics and Scientific Change.” In The Local Configuration of New Research Fields: The Sociology of Science Yearbook, Martina Merz and Philippe Sormani (Ed.) (Springer).
  • Hackett, Edward J. and John N. Parker. “From Solomon’s House to Synthesis Centers.” In Intellectual and Organizational Innovation in Science: Historical and Sociological Perspectives, Thomas Heinze and Richard Muench (Ed.) (Palgrave).
  • Parker, John N. and Edward J. Hackett. “Science and Emotions” (forthcoming). In The Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions, Jan Stets and Jonathan Turner (Ed.) (Springer).
  • Barthel, Stephan, Parker, John N., Folke, Calle, and Johan Colding. “Urban Gardens – Pockets of Social-Ecological Memory.” (2013). In Greening the Red Zone: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Community Greening, Keith G. Tidball and Marianne E. Kransy.
  • Hackett, Edward J. and John N. Parker. “Leadership of Scientific Groups.” (2011). In Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook, William Bainbridge (Ed.) (Sage).
  • Parker, John N. “Integrating the Social into the Ecological:Organizational and Research Group Challenges.” (2010) Collaboration in the New Life Sciences. London: Ashgate. Parker, John N., Penders, Bart, and Niki Vermeulen (Eds.) Collaboration in the New Life Sciences. London: Ashgate.
  • Hackett, Edward J., Parker, John N., Conz, David., Rohten, Diana, and Andrew Parker. (2008) “Ecology Transformed: NCEAS and Changing Patterns of Ecological Research.” In Science on the Internet, G. Olson, A. Zimmerman and N. Boas (Eds.).
  • Hackett, Edward J., Conz, David., and John N. Parker. “Scientific Misconduct.” (2004) Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Studies. New York: Oxford Publishing.
  • Miller-Loessi, Karen and John N. Parker. (2004).“Cross-Cultural Social Psychology,” Handbook of Social Psychology. New York: Kluwer-Plenum.

Commentaries and Book Reviews

  • Queenburough, Simon and John N. Parker. “The Habits of Successful Ecologists: Learning from the Best.” (2012) Bulletin of the British Ecological Society Parker.
  • John N., Vermeulen, Niki and Bart Penders. (2011). “Admin Burden is Part of the Job,” Nature, 476 (7358).
  • Penders, Bart, Vermeulen, Niki, and John N. Parker. (2010)
  • “To Make Progress We Must Remember and Learn from the Past,” Nature, 463 (157).
  • Vermeulen, Niki, Parker, John N. and Bart Penders. (2010). “Big, Small or Mezzo?: Lessons from Science Studies for the ongoing debate about ‘Big’ versus ‘Little’ Science,” EMBO Reports, 11, 420-423.
  • Parker, John N. Book review, “Disrupting Science,” (2009). Social Forces, 88 (2).

Research Awards and Fellowships

  • “Data Sharing in Science and Technology Studies” National Science Foundation (2014) ($45,000, Co-PI).
  • “Data Sharing in Science and Technology Studies” Society for Social Studies of Science (2013) ($12,000, Co-PI).
  • “Sensible Science: A Sociometric Approach to Collaboration in Synthesis Groups” National Science Foundation (2012)($260,000, Co-PI).
  • “Advancing Theory and Research on Scientific Synthesis,” National Center for Evolutionary Analysis and Synthesis (2011) ($50,000, PI).
  • “Collaboration in the Health and Life Sciences,” Centre for Society and Genomics, Radboud University, Netherlands (2011)(€5,000, Co-PI).
  • “Samara River Valley Project: Bronze Age Politics and Twenty-First Century Collaborations,” Arizona State University Office of Global Engagement (2008)($20,000, PI).
  • “Ecology and Global Policy Workshop,” Arizona State University Office of Strategic Initiatives (2007)($50,000, Co-PI).
  • “Breaking Down the Walls: Organizational Collaboration and Scientific Integration.”Arizona State University Division of Graduate Studies Millennium Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship (2005-2006)($17,000).
  • “Breaking Down the Walls: Organizational Collaboration and Scientific Integration.” PI, National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant (International) (2004-2006)($12,000;Co-PI).
  • National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Fellowship. (2001-2006)($150,000).

HON 171 Syllabus

HON 272 Syllabus

Curriculum Vitae

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