- BA, Eastern Nazarene College, 1974
- MA, University of Missouri, 1975
- MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1980
- PhD, Oregon State University, 1983
Richard Leslie Parrott teaches in the Master of Organizational Leadership Program. Before coming to Trevecca, he was the director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Ashland Theological Seminary. His writings include Double Vision, Welcome to the Church of the Nazarene, When Pastors Pray, Personalities@Work, True and Best: Living Authentically, Better Answers to Tougher Questions, Essentials: The Proven Guide to Effective Leadership, and My Soul Purpose. Parrott was a minister in the Church of the Nazarene for 25 years before entering academics. He is a frequent speaker for both business and the church. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Shirley.