Allen W. Palmer
Palmer received a bachelor's degree in communications in 1970 and a master's degree in mass communications in 1979 from BYU. He received his doctorate from the University of Utah in 1996. Palmer also did graduate work at the Annenberg School of Communication at University of Southern California and has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Mauritius, the University of Prishtina in Kosovo, and the Polytechnic of Namibia.
Palmer’s work focuses on international communication and problems of culture and communication. His research and articles have appeared in the Journal of International Communication, Media and Society, Science Communication, Gazette, and Public Understanding of Science, in addition to chapters in books and anthologies.
Following a lengthy teaching career at BYU, Palmer retired in May 2008. His service was recognized in the 2007 edition of Comms Alumni Magazine. As a professor Palmer was invited to speak in May 2006 at one of the university's weekly forums.
Palmer was named a 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar for his work with communications in the Kyrgyz Republic. He began work at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in August 2009.