Palmer Named Interim Dean at Kent Trumbull

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Daniel Palmer has been appointed as interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Trumbull, effective July 1. 

He replaces Lance Grahn, who has served as the dean of the Trumbull campus since 2015. Grahn announced his retirement earlier this year.

“Dan Palmer has served as an excellent assistant dean and will continue to bring his wealth of institutional knowledge, leadership experience and regional expertise to this new role,” said Nathan Ritchey, Kent State University’s president for system integration, in a statement. 

Palmer joined Kent State Trumbull in 2001 and has served as an assistant dean since 2010. He is a professor in the philosophy department at the campus and is chairman of both the Regional Campus Faculty Advisory Committee and the Trumbull Campus Faculty Council.

Palmer earned his doctorate from Purdue University and holds a master’s degree from Villanova University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and his primary research interests include ethical theory, business and professional ethics and health care ethics. His work has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics and The Journal of Value Inquiry, among others.

“I am truly honored to have been selected to serve as the interim dean of the Trumbull campus,” he said in a statement. “I believe that the campus is very well positioned to build upon our strong record of teaching, research and community service as we seek to best serve our students and our community.” 

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