Susan Nolan Palmer ’67


Susan Nolan Palmer is a Professor of the Practice at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School where she teaches human capital in the Executive MBA program. Prior to joining UNC-Chapel Hill, she was employed as a human resource executive with Prudential in New York and Wells Fargo in San Francisco.

Susan received a B.A. from Mary Baldwin College where she spent her junior year at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from North Carolina State University where she minored in business administration at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Susan has held elected office in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a division of the American Psychology Association, and has served on the editorial board of Personnel Psychology. She currently serves on Mary Baldwin University’s Board of Trustees and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Patient Advocates for Research Council.

Susan has established the Susan Nolan Palmer Graduate Programs in Business and a Scholarship Fund for Women in Business at Mary Baldwin University as well as The Palmer Family Fund for Innovative Cancer Research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.