Robert T. Palmer was named executive director of the Center for African American Research and Policy based in Madison, Wisconsin. The center is an independent, nonprofit organization with the stated mission to “engage in scholarly research in order to advance critical discourse and promote informed decisions as it pertains to policy issues confronting African Americans in both the academy and the society at-large.”
Dr. Palmer has been serving as an associate professor and interim chair of the department of educational leadership and policy studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He joined the Howard University faculty in 2015 after teaching at Binghamton University of the State University of New York System. He is the co-editor of Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Student Perspective (Routledge, 2016).
Dr. Palmer is a graduate of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree in counseling from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Morgan State University in Baltimore.