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Jane Palmer is the Director of the Community-Based Research Scholars program and the Community-Based Research certificate program at American University (AU).

She is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology in the School of Public Affairs. Within AU, she is an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Department of Critical Race, Gender, & Culture Studies, a Faculty Affiliate of the Anti-Racist Research & Policy Center, and a Faculty Fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Center. She also is a Non-Resident Fellow in Community-Engaged Methods at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC.

Before coming to AU, she was the executive director of a domestic violence agency in St. Louis. She worked for more than a decade in community-based organizations in urban, low-income communities as an advocate, youth program manager and social worker for children, youth, and families.

She received a Ph.D. in Justice, Law & Society from American University, an M.S.W. from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a B.A. in Sociology from Smith College.

My CV can be downloaded from my American University faculty profile page.