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Dr. Robert Palmer (Assistant Professor of Student Affairs Administration) has published numerous books, with two forthcoming, and articles examining issues of access, equity, retention, persistence, and the college experience of racial and ethnic minorities, particularly Black men as well as other student groups at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Negro Education, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and ASHE Monograph Series. In 2011, Dr. Palmer was named an American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Emerging Scholar. Dr. Palmer received an MS in Counseling in Higher Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in Higher Education Administration from Morgan State University. Previously, he served as a senior institutional researcher and academic advisor at Morgan State University.
- Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, Morgan State University
- M.S. Counseling in Higher Education, West Chester University
- B.S. History Education, Shippensburg University
- Theories of Retention and Persistence
- Culture of the College Student
- Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Students
- Minority Serving Institutions
Current Research Interests
- Racial and Ethnic Minority Students (with an emphasis on Black male collegians at HBCUs)
- Retention and Persistence
- Equity and Access
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Selected Professional Affiliations
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
- National Association of Developmental Education (NADE)
- National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP)
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
- Museus, S.D., Palmer, R.T., Davis, R.J., & Maramba, D.C. (2011). College access and success among racial and ethnic minorities in STEM. ASHE-Higher Education Report Series.
- Palmer, R.T., & Wood, J.L. (under contract). Black men in college: Implications for diversity, recruitment, support, and retention. New York: Routledge Press.
- Palmer, R.T., Hilton, A.A., & Fountaine, P.T. (under contract). Inside the experience of Black students at graduate and professional education at HBCUs. New York/London: Information Age Press
- Palmer, R.T., Maramba, D.C., & Dancy, T.E. (in press). The Magnificent “MILE”: Impacting Black male retention and persistence at an HBCU. Journal of College Student Retention.
- Palmer, R.T., Davis, R.J., & Gasman, M. (in press). A matter of diversity, equity and necessity: The tension between Maryland's higher education system and its historically Black institutions over the OCR agreement. Journal of Negro Education.
- Palmer, R.T., Maramba, D.C., & Dancy, T.E. (in press) A qualitative investigation of factors promoting the retention and persistence of students of color in STEM. Journal of Negro Education.