Research Interests: Environmental ethics, animal ethics, climate ethics, ethics and emerging technologies, ethical theory, environmental studies (humanities and social sciences approaches).
- PHIL 662.600. Ethics & Value Theory. T 6:00-9:00 PM. YMCA 401
Office Hours: T 4:30-5:30 PM and by appointment
Palmer is the author of three books, including Animal Ethics in Context (New York: Columbia University Press 2010) and Companion Animal Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell 2015) a book co-authored with Peter Sandoe and Sandra Corr. She has edited or co-edited a number of collections including Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World (Springer, 2014) co-edited with Ricardo Rozzi, Steward Pickett, Juan Armesto and J. Baird Callicott. She is currently co-author of a new book project, Wildlife Ethics, contracted to Wiley-Blackwell. She was the founding editor of the journal Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion (Brill Academic Press) and held the position of President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics from 2007-2010. She was co-PI on the NSF grant Genomics and Society from 2012-2016 and served on a National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine committee on the potential for biotechnology to address forest health; this committee’s consensus report was published in 2019 https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25221/forest-health-and-biotechnology-possibilities-and-considerations. She is an Associate Editor for the new British Ecological Society journal People and Nature, and she serves on the editorial board of a number of journals, including Environmental Values, The Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics and Environmental Humanities.