Faculty member named Graduate College Faculty Fellow

Feb. 5, 2014Louann Bierlein Palmer

A professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University, Dr. Louann Bierlein Palmer, has recently been named a Graduate College Faculty Fellow for 2014. Bierlein Palmer, who is coordinator of the educational leadership, research and technology Ph.D. program, has been a faculty member since 2001 and her interests include educational reform and policy issues, as well as systems change.

Bierlein Palmer served as a Graduate College Faculty Fellow last year as well, working with individuals across the University to create detailed program materials for each graduate program offered at WMU, helped to compile all policies related to graduate education within the graduate catalog and helped to redesign the college’s website.

In the upcoming year as a fellow, Bierlein Palmer will help implement the new online application system for graduate students, facilitate some strategic planning for the Graduate College and work with individuals to consider additional interdisciplinary graduate degrees at WMU.