Patricia is a Lecturer in the Department of Education. Palmer comes to Tufts from the Montserrat College of Art, where she was an Assistant Professor and Director of Art Education. Previously, she was at Tufts as a Program Supervisor in the SMFA, as well as a Research Associate and Project Director of "The Qualities of Quality: Excellence in Arts Education" at Harvard Project Zero. She has created curriculum materials, Artful Thinking and Visible Thinking, participated in group and solo art exhibitions, and presented at conferences including the Massachusetts Art Education Association Annual Conference and the National Association of Art Educators. She holds her Ed.M. in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.