Palmer named interim dean and chief administrative officer for Kent State University at Trumbull
Palmer joined Kent State University's Trumbull Campus in 2001 and has served as Assistant Dean there since 2010. He is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences. Palmer has a strong record of service as the chair of the Regional Campus Faculty Advisory Committee, chair of the Trumbull Campus Faculty Council, co-chair of the Trumbull Campus Retention Committee, and is active in civic groups in the Mahoning Valley and surrounding areas.
"Dan Palmer has served as an excellent assistant dean and will continue to bring his wealth of institutional knowledge, leadership experience and regional expertise to this new role," Ritchey said.
Palmer earned his Ph. D. from Purdue University and holds a master's degree from Villanova University and bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. His primary research interests include ethical theory, business and professional ethics, and health care ethics. His published work has appeared in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Ratio, British Journal of Aesthetics, and The Journal of Value Inquiry.
"I am truly honored to have been selected to serve as the interim dean of the Trumbull Campus. I believe that the campus is very well positioned to build upon our strong record of teaching, research and community service as we seek to best serve our students and our community," Palmer said. "I look forward to working with Trumbull Campus faculty and staff, as well as Dr. Ritchey and his staff, to best leverage the strengths of our campus and the regional campus system for the benefit of our students and the local community."
Palmer replaces Dr. Lance Grahn, who has served as dean of the Trumbull campus since 2015. Grahn announced his retirement effective July 1, 2019.
Dr. Dan Palmer, interim dean and chief administrative officer, Kent State University at Trumbull, and Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley board member, accepts the 2018 Volunteer Organization of the Year award at Junior Achievement's annual Recognition Breakfast. Pictured are (left-right) Sarra Mohn, JA Mahoning Valley board member and co-owner, Jet Creative; Michele Merkel, president, JA Mahoning Valley; Dr. Dan Palmer; Bill Burgess, marketing coordinator; and Dr. Jim Ritter, director, Enrollment Management and Student Services.