Eric possesses comprehensive experience in learning and training environmental aesthetics. He served in special needs and traditional academic settings as an instructor, counselor, therapist, and administrator. As an entrepreneur, he designed residential and commercial interior and exterior learning spaces. Eric also created research, scholarship, study, and special needs facilities. Having observed how the behaviors of parents, students, teachers, faculty, and staff in various academic settings were affected, he began researching environmental aesthetics in his doctorate pursuit.
With an internationally recognized duplicity rate of less than one percent, Eric’s novel discovery and research of the knowledge gap between facility management (FM) mandates and student requirements of classroom learning environments is truly revolutionary. He explored types, theory application and development, historical aspects, effects, degrees of application, and generalizations of academic environmental aesthetics and facility management to other academic settings. Additionally, chronological developments and concentric phenomenological effects of learning and training environments were addressed.
Eric developed the Aesthetic Knowledge Gap Phenomenon (Parr, 2017), based on the knowledge gap discovered, and the WARR Factor Theory (Parr, 2022) where the Well-being, Academic Achievement, and Recruitment and Retention factors of a student’s learning experiences are suggested to be influenced by implementation strategies of learning and training environment aesthetics.
Eric develops scientific literature and continues to research aesthetics of learning and training environments as applied to the theoretical development, scientific discoveries, research implications, and future applications.
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