Noel F Palmer

Associate Professor

Office: WSTC 410C   |    Phone: (308) 865-8678   |    Email:

Noel F Palmer


PhD, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2013.
Major: Management

MA, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2007.
Major: Business
Minor: Psychology

BS, United States Military Academy, 1995.
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary

Associate Professor of Management, University of Nebraska at Kearney. 
Director of Executive Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney, College of Business and Technology.


Colonel, United States Army Reserves.
US Army War College, Department of Command, Leadership, & Management (April 2017 - Present).
Battalion Commander, 12-104th Engineer Battalion (April 2015 - April 2017).
Executive Officer, 372nd Engineer Brigade. (March 2014 - April 2015).
G7, 372nd Engineer Brigade. (July 2013 - March 2014).
Team Leader, 600th Engineer Facilities Detachment (February 2012 - July 2013).
Engineer Planner, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (June 2010 - May 2011).
Company Commander, B/244th Engineer Battalion (July 2003 - May 2005).

Professional Memberships

Reserve Officers Association
Academy of Management: Organizational Behavior & Social Issues in Management Divisions. 

Teaching Experience

University of Nebraska at Kearney

MGT 355 - Organizational Behavior
MGT 493/893 - Business Ethics
BSAD 895 - MBA Capstone

Awards and Honors

College of Business and Technology Outstanding Faculty Award - Service (August, 2017)
New Frontiers research award (October, 2015)
College of Business and Technology Outstanding Faculty Award - Teaching (August, 2013)


Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Mitchell, M., Baer, M., Ambrose, M., Folger, R., & Palmer, N. (2017). Cheating Under Pressure: A Self-Protection Model of Workplace Cheating BehaviorJournal of Applied Psychology.

Luthans, K., Luthans, B., & Palmer, N. (2016). A positive approach to management education: The relationship between academic PsyCap and student engagement. Journal of Management Development.

Carstenson, L., Palmer, N., & Seshadri, S. (2016). I deserve an 'A': A professors dilemmaBusiness Case Journal.

Avey, J., Luthans, F., Smith, R., Palmer, N. F. (2010). Impact of Positive Psychological Capital on Employee Well-Being Over TimeJournal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Vogelgesang, G., Clapp-Smith, R., & Palmer, N. (2009). The role of Authentic Leadership and cultural intelligence in cross-cultural contexts: An objectivist perspectiveInternational Journal of Leadership Studies.


Palmer, N. F. (2013). The effects of leader behavior on follower ethical behavior: Examining the mediating roles of ethical efficacy and moral disengagement

Book Chapters

Palmer, N. F., Hannah, S. T., Sosnowik, D. E. (2011). Leader Development for Dangerous Contexts. In P.J. Sweeney, M.J. Matthews, & P.B. Lester (Ed.), Leadership in Dangerous Situations: A Handbook for the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and First Responders. US Naval Institute Press.

Mitchell, M. S., Palmer, N. F. (2010). The managerial relevance of ethical efficacy. In Marshall Schminke (Ed.), Managerial Ethics: Managing the Psychology of Morality (pp. 20). New York: Routledge.


Committee Member, CBT Business Division, Assurance of Learning Committee (September 2012 - Present)
Committee Member, CBT MBA Committee (September 2016 - Present)
Committee Member, eCampus Faculty Senate Advisory Committee. (October 2013 - Present)