Glen Palm

Dr. Glen Palm Chair, Child and Family Studies
St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN 56301

Tel: (320) 308-2129

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Glen F. Palm

Office B109AEducation Building
(320) 308-2129
Faculty Vita/Resume
Glen F. Palm
Glen F. Palm

Glen Palm (Ph.D., Social & Educational Futures, University of Minnesota) is a Professor of Child & Family Studies at St. Cloud State University. He has been a licensed parent educator for 25 years and is a Certified Family Life Educator. He teaches courses in child development, parent education, and parent involvement in early education and has long supervised student teachers in the Parent Education licensure program. He is also a part-time parent educator and coordinates the Dad's Project in District 742 in St. Cloud. Glen's major research and practice interest has been parent education with fathers. He has written extensively in this area as co-editor of Working with Fathers: Methods & Perspectives (1992), as a regular contributor to Family Information Services, and as author of chapters and articles on fathers. He also has worked with the Ethics Committee of the Minnesota Council on Family Relations to develop a set of guidelines for ethical thinking and practice for parent and family educators and has served as an outside evaluator for Even Start Family Literacy and Early Head Start Programs in Minnesota since 1990. In 1996, Glen was a Visiting Scholar at the National Center for Fathers & Families. He has been a frequent presenter on fathering and parent education issues at the state and national levels for the past decade. He has held leadership positions with the Minnesota Council on Family Relations and the National Council on Family Relations and has been a Board Member of the National Practitioners Network for Fathers & Families since 1998 and was a Council member of the National Parenting Education Network and is a current member of the Minnesota Fathers & Families Leadership Network. Glen is the father of three children, Marisha, Noah, and Allison, who have grounded him in the joys and challenges of daily life as a parent. Jane Ellison, his partner of 25 years, has been a colleague in parent education and a constant source of support, insight, and inspiration.