240 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Awards and Honors
Housing Education and Research Association Housing Impact Award (co-recipient): recognizes college faculty and/or others who have made significant contributions that have impacted the study of Housing.
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award (co-recipient).
College of Human Sciences and Education Excellence in Outreach Education Award (co-recipient).
Beamish, J., Parrott, K., Emmel, J., & Peterson, M. J. (2013). Kitchen Planning: Guidelines, Codes, Standards. 2nd Edition, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons, Inc. 454 pp.
Parrott, K., Beamish, J., Emmel, J., & Peterson, M. J. (2013). Bath Planning: Guidelines, Codes, Standards. 2nd Edition, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons, Inc. 418 pages.
Lee, S.-j., Parrott, K., Ahn, M. (2014). Housing Adequacy: A Well-being Indicator for Elderly Households in Southern U.S. Communities. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 42(3), 235-251. doi: 10.1111/fcsr.12058
Lee, S.J., Parrott, K., & Ahn, M. (2012) Exploring Housing Conditions of Low-Income Minorities in the Southern United States. Cityscape, 14(1), 73-98.
Parrott, K., Mitchell, K., Emmel, J. & Beamish, J. (2011). If you could be in charge: Student ideas for promoting sustainability in housing. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 35(2), 265-271.
Lloyd, J. A. & Parrott, K. R. (2010). The psychological and social aspects of single female home buying. Housing and Society, 37(2), 159-184.
Dr. Parrott co-developed the "Explore Your Dream Kitchen" continuing education program of The Center for Real Life Kitchen Design, Blacksburg, VA. The program boasts 250 participants and $20,000 earned for Center for Real Life Kitchen Design. She is also a founding faculty member for Virginia Tech's Center for Real Life Kitchen Design and was selected as an Accreditation Reviewer for the National Kitchen and Bath Association. In this capacity, she serves as an external reviewer for colleges and universities seeking accreditation, re-accreditation and supported status in preparing for accreditation. Additionally, Dr. Parrott has advised 6 national winners in the General Electric/National Kitchen and Bath Association Design Charette over 3 years. This competition typically involves 35+ schools and 500+ students.
Environmental Issues in Housing
Kitchen and Bath Design
Housing for Seniors
Cross-Cultural Housing Perspectives
Chair, Center for Real Life Kitchen Design Advisory Board
Coordinator, Housing Option, Residential Environments and Design, Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, Virginia Tech