Q&A: Palmer Put Transatlantic on the Map

The History Department at UTA lost a force of nature at the end of this semester. I am lucky that I had the opportunity to take a course and my comprehensive exams with Dr. Palmer. I wish him nothing but the best!



This spring, Professor Stanley Palmer (History) retired after 41 years of teaching at UT Arlington.

Since his arrival in 1973, Palmer has won numerous teaching awards, including the President’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching (1994), membership into the UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers (1996), a Minnie Piper Stevens Foundation Piper Professor nominee (1999) and the Gertrude Golladay Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Liberal Arts (2009). He has received numerous research honors and is regarded as the “driving force” behind the University’s Transatlantic Ph.D. program.

Communications Coordinator James Dunning sat down with Palmer during Finals Week to look back at four decades of education and scholarship and get a glimpse into his retirement plans.

Q: When you think about the last 40 years at UT Arlington, what comes to mind first?

A: Well, it was a long time ago and I’ve seen the university change. When I came…

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