Douglas Palmer, the 11th President of 正规赌搏手机软件大学 began his term on July 1, 2023. He comes to Siena Heights from Culver-Stockton College in 密苏里州, where he served as President. As president of Culver-Stockton, Palmer guided the college through the COVID pandemic while adding a number of high-demand programs designed to meet the needs of the local workforce. He secured a gift of more than $1 million to make Culver-Stockton the permanent home of the Tri-State Development Summit, an economic development organization covering 36 counties and three states. He expanded programs to meet local workforce needs, including establishing new majors in agricultural business and data analytics.

Palmer has a strong belief that a high-quality private education should be accessible for all students. He was a non-traditional student himself, earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of 北卡罗莱纳 at Asheville following an enlistment as an active-duty soldier and paratrooper in the U.S. 军队. 他用了G.I. Bill to fund his undergraduate education and subsequently earned full tuition scholarships to pursue graduate work. 他完成了博士学位。.D. in history at The 俄亥俄州 State University where he won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in the Netherlands. He was also awarded the Presidential Fellowship given to the 25 top dissertation writers in the university.

Palmer started his career at Walsh University, a Catholic university in North Canton, 俄亥俄州 teaching world history where he became chair of the Humanities Division. His interest in helping students prepare for an interconnected world and global economy through the lens of Catholic social teaching led him to establish Walsh’s global learning program. Founder of Walsh’s campus in Rome, 意大利, Palmer oversaw programs in Europe, 拉丁美洲和非洲. He worked with students to lead Walsh’s efforts in Universities Fighting World Hunger and attended a United Nations charter signing event in which higher education leaders from around the world pledged to direct the teaching and research efforts of modern colleges and universities to solve global hunger. 除了, he worked with local leaders and healthcare institutions as Provost to create programs which served the needs of the local community. He led the efforts to create a fully online nurse practitioner program in mental health and addictions treatment and a Master’s in Occupational Health to better serve 俄亥俄州’s healthcare needs.

作为一名研究者, Palmer has published and spoken often about law, 政治与宗教, particularly in the context of the American and French Revolutions. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Law. He is also recognized as a leader in the field of international education where he served as the Chair of the Teaching, 学习, and Scholarship committee for NAFSA: the Association of International Educators. He has worked with higher education leaders around the world, having led workshops and training on global learning to national and international audiences.

Palmer and his wife (Cathy) are both natives of Pittsburgh, 宾西法尼亚 and they have three boys. Palmer has completed a full marathon and five half-marathons and is an avid fly fisherman.


道格拉斯B. 帕尔默博士
President of 正规赌搏手机软件大学