Texas Tech University

Dusty L. Palmer, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology & Leadership

Email: dusty.palmer@ttu.edu

Office: Education 304

Dr. Dusty L. Palmer is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership with a demonstrated history of working in education.  He has served as a music educator for 13 years and served as an administrator for 6 years in a secondary Texas public school.   Dr. Palmer is currently working with the Principal Fellows Program supported by the Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant Program.  In the Fellows Program, he serves as a Principal Fellows Coach for principal interns across Texas.  Dr. Palmer's research includes university-school partnerships, effectiveness of job-embedded principal preparation programs, and the grow-your-own model. 

Dusty Palmer


  • Ed.D. (2014) Educational Leadership, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • M.Ed. (2007) Educational Leadership, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • B.M. (2001) Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
    • Goin' Band from Raiderland 97' – 01'

Areas of Expertise

  • Principal Preparation