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Kimberly Palermo

Academic Coordinator

Degree Program Academic Skills Center

Kim has been working at Walden since 2012, starting as a graduate assistant peer mentor supporting students enrolled in the quantitative research and analysis courses. From there, Kim was fortunate to be hired as the full-time coordinator of the program in 2014. Kim is also a graduate of Walden, earning her doctorate in Psychology, focusing on research and program evaluation in May 2020. Before her coordinator role and my PhD., Kim received a master’s degree in school-community psychology and worked as a school psychologist in New York, supporting elementary and middle school special education students. Since earning her doctorate, Kim has been a volunteer online instructor at the University of the People, teaching varied sections of undergraduate foundation courses and psychology courses.


PhD, Walden University

MS, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

BS, Marymount College of Fordham University - Tarrytown , NY United States

Public Service

University of the People , Volunteer - Pasadena, CA United States


Palermo, K., Fraenzaa, C. (2018). Bridging the social, academic, and cultural divide for international students: Using peer-to-peer support strategies online.

Fraenza, C. B., Palermo, K. A. (2020). Developing a doctoral identity: Strategies to help online students move from student to scholar.

Palermo, K. A. (2020). Factors affecting the successful completion of online graduate programs among single mothers.

Milheim, K., Fraenza, C., Palermo, K. (2021). Supporting student-initiated mobile device use in online learning. Online Learning.


Palermo, K. A. (2020). Factors Affecting the Successful Completion of Online Graduate Programs Among Single Mothers. Walden University.