Adam Parker is an adjunct instructor in the Civil Engineering Technology program. Adam has an M.S. in infrastructure systems engineering from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. He teaches two courses in the CET program, Introduction to GIS along with Hydrology and Stormwater Management.
Adam has more than 15 years in the civil engineering field and has been a licensed engineer since 2003. He is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality and a LEED Accredited Professional.
His master's thesis was titled "Assessment and Guidance of Infiltration Basins within the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area." He published the article, "Stormwater Management Undergoes Significant Revisions," in the Twin Cities Real Estate Journal.
"I believe in using the methods I have acquired within the profession and applying hands-on techniques whenever possible," Adam said, regarding his teaching philosophy. "I will use manuals and books for references, however, I prefer visual and demonstrative methods so my students better 'see' how to solve problems, and apply engineering and GIS principles."
As for the best part of his job as a DCTC instructor, Adam enjoys learning about his students and their backgrounds. "I like that I am able to provide the tools the students need to succeed in their future profession," he said.
Adam's hobbies include recreational sports, camping and being outdoors. He currently serves on the local Park and Recreation Board.