Glen F. PalmGlen Palm
Office B109A Education Building
Phone (320) 308-2129

Faculty Vita/Resume

Glen F. Palm

Office: College of Education Building B-109A
Phone Number: 320-308-2129
Email Address: gpalm@stcloudstate.edu

Glen has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Loyola University (Chicago), a Master of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies from University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in Education from University of Minnesota. He has had a Parent Educator licensure in Minnesota since 1978 and is also a CFLE (Certified Family Life Educator) with the National Council on Family Relations.

Glen has been on campus since December of 1983. He thinks that St. Cloud State University's best quality is the dedication that the faculty have to teaching. He believes that staff take the time to really help students. He says that for a larger campus we are very student friendly and still have a “small-town” feel. In his opinion, the Child and Family Studies department is unique because the understanding of development is incorporated in all three academic programs. Glen states of the department, "Here we are understanding and respectful of various ability levels. We know that understanding parent and family context is critical to understanding early childhood. All three perspectives come together and integrate all in one department."

In Glen's time at St. Cloud State University, he has had two favorite experiences. One is being able to see students student teach while displaying a growth of skills and confidence. The second is working with students on Master’s projects while observing them pull together what they have learned and have a deeper understanding of the topic they are looking at. 

Current research interests include: Parent Education and professionalism, Ethics in Parent Education, Incarcerated Fathers, Fathers and Early Literacy Development, Fathers and Parent Education.


Courses: (see St. Cloud State University Course Catalog for course descriptions)

  • CFS 220 Introduction to Parents and Children
  • CFS 422 Family Studies: Parent Involvement
  • CFS 515 Foundations of Parent/Family Education
  • CFS 622 Advanced Family Studies
  • CFS 625 Methods of Parent and Family Education
  • CFS 636 Fathers in Parent Education
  • CFS 675 Parent Education Student Teaching
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