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Charles Palmer

Charles D. Palmer

Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Program & Counseling Graduate Coordinator
Email: Dr. Palmer
Telephone: (662) 325-7917
Office: 511 F Allen Hall
Dr. Palmer's Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., North Central College, Adolescent Psychology
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Rehabilitation Research

Research Interests

  • Resilience and Hardiness
  • Employment of Impaired People
  • Accommodation of Impairment

Courses Taught

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations
  • Psychological Aspects of Disability
  • Research Techniques in Counseling
  • Disability Policy in the United States
  • Group Counseling Techniques
  • Placement in Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Assessment

Selected Publications

  • Kane, H.D. & Palmer, C. (2008). Essentials of reliability and validity. Found in T.D. Oakland (Ed.) Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health. New York, NY: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Steinman, B. A., Moore, J. E., Cavenaugh, B. S., & Palmer, C. D. (2005). Effects of order of selection and presence of significant disability on number and cost of purchased services to consumers who are blind. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 29(4), 259-267.
  • Palmer, C. (2004). The Americans with disabilities act. In T. S. Watson and C. H. Skinner (Eds.), Comprehensive Encyclopedia of School Psychology, New York, NY: Plenum.

Selected Presentations

  • Palmer, C. (2011). Work-related ethical problem solving. Annual Training Conference, National Rehabilitation Association, Rehabilitation Association of Mississippi, Philadelphia, MS.
  • Palmer, C. (2010). Emerging issues: Working with veterans, military personnel, and their families. 26th Annual Professional Development Symposium, National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Palmer, C. (2008). Ethical problem solving - models and methods. 24th Annual Professional Development Symposium, National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, San Diego, CA.


  • Palmer, C. (2010). Long-term training - vocational rehabilitation counseling. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration. (5 year - $684,000, funded 10/2010)
  • Wong, D. and Palmer, C. (2010). Distance learning faculty grant - Academic Outreach and Continuing Education, Mississippi State University. (1 year - $55,000, funded)

Selected Professional Activities and Memberships

  • President - National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (2008)
  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee and/or Regional Representative - National
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • President - Mississippi Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • Board of Directors - Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Clyde Muse Service Award, College of Education, Mississippi State University
  • Presidential Citation, National Rehabilitation Counseling Association

Certifications and Licensure

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). #13244; National.
  • Certified Crisis Intervention Counselor (CCIC). #47-378; Wisconsin.

Certifications and Licensure

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