Director of Strategy and Technical Solutions
Institute for Policy Research and Engagement, University of Oregon
Bob Parker is director of strategy and technical solutions for the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE). Bob served as executive director of IPRE from 1999 to 2020. Over the last 30+ years, Bob has managed more than 500 policy and planning analysis projects with communities and state officials throughout Oregon. IPRE is known widely throughout Oregon as one of the state’s critical policy analysis resources, connecting expertise of University faculty and students with communities and agencies. These relationships, as well as vast policy analysis experience, help IPRE provide service to communities and organizations throughout Oregon. Bob also coordinates the EDA University Center for economic development housed in IPRE.