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Department of Religious Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

Reverend Dr. Sally Palmer

Adjunct Assistant Lecturer


Dr. Sally Palmer has been actively engaged in religion and environmental studies since writing her book The Gift of Life. She began her specialization while attending Iliff School of Theology and studying process theology under Dr. Harvey Potthoff. For her work in social justice and her scholarship, she twice won the Potthoff Award for Excellence in Ministry.

For over twenty years, Dr. Palmer has taught in the Department of Religious Studies. Her courses include: “Religion and Science,” “The Organic Universe,” “East Meets West,” “The Artful Wisdom of the Universe,” and “Beyond Life and Death.” As part of her focus on religion and science, Palmer has won awards from the Templeton Foundation, the Lilly Foundation, and the American Scientific Affiliation.

Dr. Palmer bridges spirituality with scholarship. She is a practicing contemplative and directs retreats at La Foret Center and the Abbey of St. Walburga. She has been an active member of the Wyoming Association of Churches since 1983.

Sally Palmer is a graduate of Colorado College, Iliff School of Theology, and Rutgers University. Her distinctions include receiving a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, preaching at the National Cathedral, selection for the Harvard workshop on “Truth in Science, Truth in Religion,” and representing Wyoming at the National Council of Churches Interfaith Conference on the Integrity of Creation.

Dr. Palmer can be reached at either her work e-mail or her home  

Dr. Sally Palmer


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