Associate Professor of Informatics
BS, Univ Wisc Green Bay, 1982
MA, University of Illinois Springfield, 1987
PHD, Nova Southeastern Univ, 2004
- Development of iPad applications
- Development of Software for Peace and Social Justice Organizations
- Development of application using InterSystems Caché®
- Use of mobile devices (iPads, iPhones, Androids, …) in education
- Use of technology by nonprofit organizations
- Effective teaching methods for undergraduate informatics classes
- Humanitarian free and open source software
- Info 200, Informatics I (Fall 2011)
- Info 230, Programming I (Spring 2012)
- Info 300, Informatics II (Fall 2011)
- Info 330, Programming II (Fall 2012)
- Info 340, Database Design (Fall 2010)
- Info 345, Web Applications (Spring 2011)
- Info 350, Computer Networking (Spring 2012)
- Info 355, Systems Analysis (Fall 2011)
- Info 399, Special Topics – Mobile App Programming (Fall 2011)
- Info 405, Project Management (Spring 2012)
- Info 409, Capstone Project (Fall 2012)
- Cosc 315, Advanced Programming (Spring 2011)
- Cosc 360, Operating Systems (Spring 2012)
- Cosc 400, Advanced Project – iPhone App development (Spring 2011)
Lectures & Presentations
Chair of Session on innovative teaching tools for Computer Science at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Midwest Regional Conference 2011
Bhattacharya, P., Guo, M., Tao, L., Wu, B., Qian, K., and Palmer, K. (2011, July) A Cloud-based Cyberlearning Environment for Introductory Computing Program Education. Poster presented at the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies.
Fu, X., Qian, K., Palmer, K, Peltsverger, B., Campbell, B., Lim, B. and Volt, B. (2010, October) Making failure the mother of success. Paper presented at the ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.
Palmer, E. K. (2009, March). Teaching system administration using Windows PowerShell. Presented at ACM technical symposium on computer science education, Chattanooga, TN. (Page 574 of Conference Proceedings).
Palmer, E. K. & Kent, J. A. (2007, March). Do computer science department websites meet the needs of students? Presented at IEEE Southeastcon, Richmond, VA. (Page 333-337 of Conference Proceedings).
Palmer, E. K. (2010, March). Introducing Open Source Tools Early: A Project Course Between CS1 & CS2 Based on Common Reading Text. Poster to be Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Fu, X., Qian, K., Peltsverger, B., Palmer, E. K., Xu, C., & Zhang, Y. (2010, March). New Trends in Automated Project Grading for Web Programming Classes. Poster to be Presented at ACM technical symposium on computer science education, Milwaukee, WI.
Palmer, E. K. (2009, June). How experience in nonprofit organizations influences the instruction of computer science. Presented at SoftHum Workshop on Involving Students in Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Projects, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
Palmer, E. K. (2009, March). Teaching system administration using Windows PowerShell. Poster Presented at ACM technical symposium on computer science education, Chattanooga, TN. (Page 574 of Conference Proceedings)
Palmer, E. K. & Kent, J. A. (2007, March). Do computer science department websites meet the needs of students? Paper presented at IEEE Southeastcon, Richmond, VA. (Page 333-337 of Conference Proceedings)
Grants & Fellowships
Wingate University Summer Research Grant (2008) for investigating the potential use of Windows PowerShell in system administation courses.
Icelandic Glaciers (2007) Earthwatch Expedition Grant for collecting geographical data to develop computer models of glacial outwash flood events.
Wingate University Summer Research Grant (2006) for investigating techniques to increase the effectiveness of college websites.
Memberships & Associations
Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
- Midwest Conference Vice-Chair
- Midwest Student Poster Chair
Association for Computing Machinery
Upsilon Pi Epsilon-Computer Science Honor Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
I have been active in establishing a new exploratory worship group in Goshen.
- Associate Professor of Informatics
- Assistant Professor of Computer Science
- Chair of Computer Science and Management Information Systems
- Habitat For Humanity International
Oracle Database Administrator, VMS System Administrator
- Quaitative Literacy Taskforce
- iPad advisory committee