Dr. Kalani M. Palmer

Dr. Kalani PalmerAssociate Professor in Professional Studies in Education

Office: Davis Hall, Room 324

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, 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

  • 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
  • ALS 850 School and Community