Dr. Larry D. Parker Jr is  native of Temple, Texas. 
A lifelong entrepreneur on various scales; In 2014, Dr. Parker leveraged over 20 years of business, logistics and supply chain management experience to launch P42 Trucking LLC, which is a subcontracted trucking company operating throughout the southern gulf-coast region of the United States.
He has worked as a university educator for eight years. He has contributed to academia by serving as a DBA contributing faculty, course developer for business, management and leadership programs, and adjunct faculty for several institutions.
In addition to his service as an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Parker will soon be a retiring military officer. Dr. Parker is an active duty Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and currently serves as Command Inspector General (CIG), Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) at MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL. Commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1995; upon graduation from The Basic School (TBS), Dr. Parker was designated a Supply Officer. His career includes a myriad of logistics leadership assignments in the United States, Asia, and the Middle East.
Dr. Parker is a graduate of the following military professional military education: The Basic School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), Air War College, and Department of Defense Inspector General (IG) Course.
His published research is a qualitative study of the experience of organization members utilizing the theoretical framework of Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory.
He is a member of the Association of Inspectors General. A proud family man, Dr. Parker currently resides in Tampa, FL.

Ph.D. Organization Management, Capella University 2016
Masters, Business Administration, Liberty University 2008
BA, History, Wittenberg University 1995

(2019) The Impact of Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace: An Exploratory, Qualitative Inquiry on the Experience of African-American Employees in LMX Out-Groups
Lectures:(2020) National Defense Transportation Association: Annual Fall Meeting: Transitioning Military Logistics Skills to commercial environment 
Lectures: (2021) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Black History Month Keynote Speaker

  • Leadership
  • Diversity Trainer
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics