Robert Parr

Bob Parr, Professor of Sociology

Professor of Sociology

Bob Parr


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.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. in Sociology, Michigan State University
  • M.S.W., Ohio State University
  • M.R.E., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary
  • B.R.E. in Bible, Grand Rapids Baptist College


  • Serving as interim pastor in churches
  • Teaching Bible studies
  • Walking
  • Spending time with grandchildren
  • Learning

Contact Information

Expert Topics

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Family
  • Religion
  • Social Theory
  • Theology