William W Palmer, Ph.D.
Dana Professor of English
Joined Alma College Faculty in 1977
Office Hours: T Th 9-10 and 4-5, M W 1-2:30 and 4-5, and by appointment
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- Ph.D., Michigan State University (1988)
- M.A., English, Central Michigan University (1976)
- B.A., English, Central Michigan University (1974)
Composition, Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Poetry, Literature and Spirituality
Selected Book Publications
- William Palmer. Humble, a poetry chapbook. Finishing Line Press. November 2, 2011.
- William Palmer. Discovering Arguments: An Introduction to Critical Thinking, Writing, and Style. Prentice Hall. 4th ed. January 10, 2011.
- William Palmer. Discovering Arguments: An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing, with Readings. Prentice Hall. 3rd ed.
- William W Palmer. A String of Blue Lights--chapbook of poems. Pudding House Press.
- William W Palmer, Ph.D. with Dean Memering. Discovering Arguments: An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing, with Readings. Prentice-Hall.. Prentice Hall. 2nd ed. November 30, 2005.
- William Palmer, Ph.D. with Dean Memering. Discovering Arguments: An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing, with Readings. Prentice-Hall. 1st ed.
- William Palmer. "I'm Glad Sabbaticals End." Inside Higher Ed. 2012. http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2012/09/10/essay-how-sabbaticals-change-faculty-members September 10, 2012.
- William Palmer. "Teaching Hidden Wholeness: Spirituality and Literature." Journal of College and Character. May 2007, Vol. VIII, No. 4, http://www.collegevalues.org/articles.cfm May 23, 2007.
Selected Creative Works
- William Palmer, a poem.  "Photo in the Visitors' Room." Bluestem. Eastern Illinois University. March 20, 2013.
- William Palmer, a poem.  "Red Boulder." Cold Mountain Review, Vol. 41, No. 1. Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. January 15, 2013.
- William Palmer, a poem.  "Everything Is Growing." J Journal: New Writing on Justice. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, NYC. January 7, 2013.
- William Palmer, a poem.  "Song of a Siamese Twin." Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK. 2012/11/20.
- William Palmer, a poem.  "Late October." Salamander. Suffolk University, Boston, MA. December 14, 2011.
- William Palmer, a poem.  "He Tells Her He Likes Leaving." Slipstream Magazine. Niagara Falls, NY. September 9, 2011.
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- "Overcoming Stuttering: Hearing My Call to Teach and Write." Central Michigan University. Mt. Pleasant, MI. 25 Nov. 2008.
- "William Palmer, "Hidden Wholeness: Spirituality and Literature," Institute on College Student Values, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, February 3, 2006."
Awards, Honors, Recognitions
- William Palmer, poetry nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize
- Poetry Chapbook Winner for "A String of Blue Lights"
- Awarded a Discovering Vocation Grant to Attend the Men's Rites of Passage Retreat
- 2006 Outstanding Faculty Award in the Humanities
- House Artist in Residence at St. Mary’s College in Maryland
- Awarded a Discovering Vocation Grant to Attend a Seminar at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico
- Michigan Council of Teachers of English
- National Council of Teachers of English
Service to the College
- Co-chair of English Department
- Director of Composition
- Director of Composition
- FPC sabbatical replacement