Samuel Palmeri

Samuel Palmeri Ph.D., SPHR, SPHR-SCP, CBP, CCP 

  • Title
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Education
  • Phone
  • (248) 866-1595
  • Secondary Phone
  • (248) 823-1635
  • Fax
  • (248) 689-0920
  • Brief Description
  • Samuel Palmeri, Ph.D., SPHR, SPHR-SCP, CBP, CCP, has been teaching courses at Walsh College since 1995. He was one of the first instructors to conduct distance and online learning. Dr. Palmeri teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in management, leadership, human resources and training & development.

    He also teaches certification courses for the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). These courses prepare human resource professionals who are studying for their PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification.

    Dr. Palmeri began his corporate career in 1980 as a sales representative for Walker Wire and Steel Company in Ferndale, MI. His success, coupled with a desire to help others, led him to embark on a career in training and development. 

    After seven years of conducting sales and human resource related trainings, Dr. Palmeri accepted his first position as a human resources manager with Cellnet Cellular. In 1998, he joined Nextel Communications as its senior manager of training and development for the Great Lakes Region (Michigan and Ohio). Shortly thereafter, Dr. Palmeri was promoted to the position of senior manager of human resources.

    After the purchase of Nextel by Sprint in 2005, he led a team of human resources professionals who supported the functional area of service and repair. Dr. Palmeri’s team supported 2,400 employees in 720 locations (retail stores, services centers and co-locations) across the United States. Prior to leaving Sprint in 2008 to pursue a full-time career in academia, Dr. Palmeri was the head of human resources for enterprise and public sector sales which generated $13 billion in revenue for Sprint.

    Dr. Palmeri earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in marketing, a Master’s of Science in Management and his Ph.D. is in organization & management. Dr. Palmeri has always had a special interest in field of human resources management. His doctoral dissertation titled, “Surviving a Reduction in Force: The Impact of Flexible Work Arrangements on Employee Job Satisfaction and Work/Life Balance Following the 2008 Recession,” focused on the survivors of a reduction in force.

    Dr. Palmeri has four human resource related certifications, which he actively maintains. They include a SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), SHRM-SCP (Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional), CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) and a CBP (Certified Benefits Professional).

    Last updated: June 2015