Dr. Douglas Palmer joined Walsh University in the Fall of 2005 and currently serves as the Executive Director of Global Learning and Associate Chair of Humanities. He is also an Associate Professor of History. In 2004-2005, he was a Research Fellow at the Emory University School of Law and he holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, an MA from the University of Oregon, and a BA from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. In 2001-2002, Dr. Palmer was a Fulbright Scholar in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Dr. Palmer teaches classes in European history and his research focuses on European cultural and political history, in particular the history of Great Britain. In 2011, he published "The Brewers' Lament: Porter and Politics in Late Seventeenth-Century England" in the journal The Historian. He is currently working on a project examining issues of food security in the British Empire.
He and his wife Catherine are both from Pittsburgh, PA . They have three sons.