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Jane E. Palmer is a professorial lecturer in the department of justice, law and criminology in American University’s School of Public Affairs. She is also the founder and inaugural director of the Community-Based Research Scholars program at American University. She is a quantitative and qualitative researcher with areas of expertise related to community-engaged methods, research on sensitive topics, and issues related to gender-based violence.

Before receiving her doctoral degree, she was a social worker with children, young people, and families in Chicago and St. Louis. Her research has been published in Violence Against Women, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, the Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice and the American Journal of Community Psychology.

Centers & Initiatives

Statistical Methods Group