Office: Dempster Hall 260
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Ph.D. Accounting, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1990
Masters of Accountancy (Taxation), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1984
B.S. Business, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1981
Professor, Southeast Missouri State University, 2009 – present
Lumpkin Distinguished Professor of Business, Eastern Illinois University, 2000 – 2009
Visiting Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, 1998-1999
Hardy Graham Professor of Accounting, University of Tennessee at Martin, 1990-2000
Senior Accountant, Laventhol and Horwath, CPAs, 1984-1987
Outstanding Professor, University of Tennessee Student Government Association 1998,
Certified Public Accountant Certification, 1988-date
Certified Management Accountant, 1988-date
Advisory Committee, Commercial Payments International
E-commerce, e-procurement, and commercial card technologies as they affect organizational and accounting activities.
Palmer, Richard, Mahendra Gupta, and Rodney Dawson, "U.S. Government Use of Commercial
Card Technology and the Case for Change in Military Card Distribution Policy,” Defense
Acquisition Review Journal, Volume 17, No. 3, Issue 55 (July) (2010), pp. 313-336
Normand, Carol, Tim Mills, and Richard Palmer, "Governmental Purchase Card Programs: A Case on the Stewardship of Public Resources,” Accounting Perspectives, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2008), pp. 69-81.
Palmer, Richard, and Mahendra Gupta, "Use and Misuse of Purchase Cards by U.S. Government Employees: Examining Costs, Benefits, and an Emerging Control Framework,” Public Contract Law Journal, Issue 36, No. 2 (2007), pp. 175-202.
Davila, Antonio., Mahendra Gupta, Richard Palmer, "Moving Procurement Systems to the Internet: The Adoption and Use of E-Procurement Technology Platforms,” European Management Journal (February, 2003), pp. 11-23.
Gupta, Mahendra, George Foster, and Richard Palmer, “Wells Fargo and Company: Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce,” KPMG/University of Illinois Business Measurement Case Development Grant project, 1998.
Palmer, Richard and Tom Schwarz, "Improving the FASB's Requirements for Off-Balance Sheet Market Risk Disclosures," Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance (Summer, 1995), pp. 521-540.
Palmer, Richard and Robert Welker, "The Effect of Anticipated Performance Evaluation on Willingness to Continue Task Participation: The Intervention of Self-Presentation Motives," Behavioral Research in Accounting (Vol. 6, 1994), pp. 204-220.