W.D. Palmer

Walter Palmer, a lecturer in the School of Social Policy & Practice as well as Urban Studies, has a J.D. from Howard University Law School. He is a community activist with particular expertise in community and economic development and civil rights, and is frequently called upon to negotiate conflicts and incidents of civil unrest. Among his many community involvements, he is the director of the Palmer Foundation (a research and training institute on social justice), co-founder of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc., and founder of the Leadership Learning Partners Charter School.


  • URBS 4480 (448) Neighborhood Displacement & Community Power