Dr. Bruce Parsons

Bruce Parsons

Assistant Professor

Ed.D, Morehead State University
MFA, Ohio University

Office: Stuart 163B
Email: bparsons8@radford.edu


A native of Pikeville, Ky., Bruce Parsons is the founder of the place-based social learning network, The Holler. Parsons developed the first rural, scholarship supported, collegiate Esports team in America, working with tech and gaming companies like Asus, Steelseries, iBuypower, and DXRACER, and led a media campaign that included the Christian Science Monitor, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and the Associated Press. Parsons holds a doctorate in education and an MFA in filmmaking. Bruce's film work has been distributed by Top Shelf Productions, screened at the Museum of Modern Art, and played at film festivals across the world.

Research and Creative Interests

Podcasting / Documentary Film / Twitch Broadcasting and esports / Appalachian Culture and Economy / Virtual and Augmented Reality / Editorial Cartooning / Sequential Art

Creative Work

Mobile Storytelling
Head of the Holler Publication
Drawing Between the Lines Documentary
Indonesian Cultural Exchange
I Know You Documentary
Mockingbirds Graphic Novel