DOUGLAS PALMER
Senior Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 721 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 862-4324
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Primary Emphasis Area: Special Education
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Short Bio


2006-2015 Dean, College of Education and Human Development.
2005-2006 Interim Dean, College of Education and Human Development.
2003-2005 Executive Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development.
1995-2003 Department Head, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University.
1980-1988 Coordinator, Special Education Program, Department of Educational Psychology,
1991-1995 Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University.
1980-Present Member, Executive Committee, School Psychology Program, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University.

Research Interests
Instruction of Special Needs Students
Teacher Expertise
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Palmer, D. J., Lynch, P. S., Parker, D., Viruru, R., Knight, S., Waxman, H., Alford, B., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K., Stillisano, J., Sadiq, H. M., Abu-Tineh, A. M. H., Nasser, R., Allen, N., Al-Binali, H., Ellili, M., Al-kateeb, H., Al-kubaisi, H. (2016). A classroom observational study of Qatar independent schools: Instruction and school reform. Journal of Educational Research, 109 (4), 413-423.

2. Palmer, D.J. & Stough, L.M. (2005). Identifying teacher expertise: An examination of researchers' decision-making. Educational Psychologist. (40(1), 13-25.

3. Krach, S.K., Ochoa, S.H., & Palmer, D.J. (2005). Perceptions of participation in special education: Foci on Hispanic and white children's ethnicity and educational levels. Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, 8(1), 96-110. *

4. Stough, L.M., & Palmer, D.J. (2003). Special thinking in special settings: A qualitative study of expert special educators. The Journal of Special Education, 36(4), 206-222.

5. Palmer, D.J., McCorkle, L., Durbin, B., & O'Neill, K. (2000). Preparation and experience of elementary teachers to work with community services for at-risk children.

6. Stough, L. M., & Palmer, D. J. Special thinking in special settings: A qualitative study of expert special educators. (Submitted to Exceptional Children June 2000.)

7. Frey, G. & Palmer, D. (1998) Achondroplasia (Dwarfism). In L. Phelps (ed.) A Practitioner's Handbook of Health-related Disorders in Childhood. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

8. Frey, G. & Palmer, D. (1998) Apert Syndrome (Acrocephalosyndactyly Type I). In L. Phelps (ed.) A Practitioner's Handbook of Health-related Disorders in Childhood. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

9. Frey, G. & Bounds, R. and Palmer, D. (1998) Osteogenesis Imperfecta. In L. Phelps (ed.) A Practitioner's Handbook of Health-related Disorders in Childhood.

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Qatar Foundation Mathematics Education Professional Development Initiative. (PI)
Qatar Foundation (Private)
2016/02/01 - 2018/01/31
Total Funding: 548,000.
Courses Taught
2005 - 2006
EPSY 691, SPSY 691
2004 - 2005
EPSY 691, SPSY 691
2003 - 2004
SPSY 691
2002 - 2003
SPED 613, SPED 622, SPSY 691
2001 - 2002
SPED 621, SPSY 683, SPSY 691
Former Doctoral Students
Luisa Guillemard (Summer, 1999), Ph.D.
Alfred Amado (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
Shelley Krach (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
Elizabeth Bubonic Olson (Summer, 2004), Ph.D.
Katherine Macey (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Laura McCorkle (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Melissa Hernandez (Fall, 2005), Ph.D.
Awards

(2003-present). Who's Who in Education. 

(2000). Endowed Chair.  Sydney and J. L. Huffines '44 Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering

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