Dr. Kalani PalmerProfessor in Professional Studies in Education

Office: Stouffer Hall, 256A

Office Email: kpalmer@iup.edu




  • Bachelor of Art in Art/Art Education - Carlow College
  • Master of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology - University of Pittsburgh
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Developmental Psychology - University of Pittsburgh

Areas of Interests

Administration, Program Evaluation, Community Partnerships, Marginalized Groups, Parenting

Biography/Professional Experience

Palmer, a graduate of Carlow College and the University of Pittsburgh, is a professor with a research focus on marginalized groups and parenting. Palmer is an applied researcher and evaluator with experience in clinical settings and urban school districts, as well as nonprofit youth- and family-serving organizations.

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 218 Child Development
  • HDFS 310 Observation and Assessment
  • HDFS 321 Preschool Education
  • HDFS 323 Family Issues
  • HDFS 330 Consumer Economics and Family Finance
  • HDFS 350 Teaching Family Life Education
  • HDFS 425 Adolescence: Risk and Resiliency
  • HDFS 426 Parent Education
  • HDFS 427 Administration of Human Service Programs
  • HDFS 430 Poverty and Human Development
  • LTCY 635 Literacy Instruction to Meet the Needs of All Learners
  • MEDU 761 Connecting Community and School