Parsley, Kelly

Portrait of Dr. Kelly Parsley

Instructor - Health Science

Parsley speaks both locally and nationally on violence prevention and has been a victim advocate for twenty years. She currently chairs the Health Sciences Department at Carroll College and serves both on St. Peter’s Hospital Board of Directors and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Advisory Board. She is a past chair of Lewis and Clark County Board of Health.She has worked as the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Montana Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence and served on their Board of Directors for four years. She served three years on the Montana Crime Victim’s Services Committee and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Montana AIDS Advisory Council.She has managed several grants ranging from tobacco use prevention to alcohol abuse prevention to sexual violence prevention. In 2011, she was named the National Outstanding Prevention Professional of the Year by Everfi, a national agency that supports alcohol and violence prevention, and in 2015, she was honored with the National Visionary Voice Award given to leaders in violence prevention. In the spring of 2015, she was chosen to serve on the White House Think Tank on College Sexual Assault, and she presented to the Montana Senate Judicial Committee on ways to address sexual violence. Professor Parsley’s research interests focus on prevention tools for safer communities, and when she is not working, she is running, skiing, biking, and hiking Montana mountains with her husband and twin daughters.