Dr. John C. Palmer

John Palmer

Phone: 314-516-6138
Office: 350D JC Penney North
You can download Dr. Palmer's CV here. 


John C. Palmer, PhD is an associate teaching professor within the Global Leadership and Management Department at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and teaches courses in strategic management and entrepreneurship. Prior to his current appointment, he was a faculty member and held a variety of administrative positions at institutions including Quincy University and the University of Illinois at Springfield. He earned a PhD in strategic management from the Gatton School of Business at the University of Kentucky and earned MS Administrative Science and BS Business Administration (Marketing emphasis) degrees at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He also completed the Experiential Classroom entrepreneurial instructor program at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Palmer has published dozens of research articles that have appeared in scholarly journals and proceedings publications. The focus of much of this research has been on innovation and performance in small businesses, influences of gender role on entrepreneurial intentions, entrepreneurial opportunity recognition, and enhancements to student learning environments. On a regular basis, he provides professional training and consulting to a variety of organizations and is a subject matter expert for the national and internationally recognized Ameren/UMSL Accelerator Program. Dr. Palmer is a veteran of both the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as a search and rescue and navigation specialist, and the Army National Guard, where he served in operations within an infantry unit. He has additional professional experience in the consumer lending and real estate management industries. 

PhD Management (Strategy & Entrepreneurship)
University of Kentucky
Dissertation: "Innovation and Performance in Small Business Enterprises"
Degree Awarded: May, 1993

M.S. Administrative Science, 1987
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

B.S Marketing, 1982
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

MGMT 4219: Strategic Management 
BUS AD 6990: Strategy Formulation and Implementation