Dr. Kalani M. Palmer

Dr. Kalani PalmerAssociate Professor in Human Development and Family Science and Program Coordinator for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Office: Ackerman Hall, Room 113A

Office Email: kpalmer@iup.edu

Spring 2021 Virtual Office Hours

  • Mondays: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
  • Tuesdays: 12:30-1:45 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 4:45-6:00 p.m.




  • 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, Marginalized Groups, Parenting

Biography/Professional Experience:

Palmer, a graduate of Carlow College and the University of Pittsburgh, is an associate professor with a research focus on marginalized groups and parent involvement in supporting academic achievement. 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:

  • CDFR 218 Child Development
  • CDFR 310 Observation and Assessment
  • CDFR 321 Preschool Education
  • CDFR 323 Family Issues
  • CDFR 425 Adolescence: Risk and Resiliency
  • CDFR 426 Parent Education
  • CDFR 427 Administration of Human Service Programs
  • CDFR 430 Poverty and Human Development
  • FCSE 315 Consumer Economics and Family Finance