Research Interests: Environmental ethics, animal ethics, climate ethics, ethics and emerging technologies, ethical theory, environmental studies (humanities and social sciences approaches).
Current Course Schedule
- PHIL 111-200. Contemporary Moral Issues (Honors). MW 5:45-7:00. YMCA 113
- PHIL 314.500-501. Environmental Ethics. MW 4:10-5:25. YMCA 109
Office Hours: MW 2:30-3:30, by appointment
Palmer has written three single-authored books, including Animal Ethics in Context (New York: Columbia University Press 2010) and has just completed 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; and Killing Animals, co-edited with the Animal Studies Group (Champaign- Urbana: Illinois University Press 2006) 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 from 2017-18 is serving on a National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine committee on the potential for biotechnology to address forest health: http://nas-sites.org/dels/studies/forest-biotech/ She serves on the editorial board of a number of journals, including Environmental Values, Agricultural and Environmental Ethics and the new journal Environmental Humanities.