Fred Palm is vice president of administration and operations at the Social Science Research Council, an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.
Dr. Palm oversees the Council’s administrative division, including finance, operations, human resources, and information technology. As a member of the executive leadership team, he provides guidance on the Council’s organizational development and strategic direction.
From 2007 to 2019, Dr. Palm held numerous roles at Columbia University, most recently as chief administrative and academic affairs officer for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and lecturer-in-discipline in the School of Professional Studies, and previously as senior associate dean for faculty and administrative affairs in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Palm has also served as an officer for the Faculty Resource Network, a consortium dedicated to faculty development at New York University.
Dr. Palm earned a Doctor of Education degree from Fordham University in education, administration, and leadership; an Master of Arts from New York University in higher education administration, and a Master of Science from Columbia University in construction administration. Dr. Palm’s research interests focus on organizational effectiveness, specifically related to issues of diversity, inclusion, and career advancement.