Audra Meyer

Audra Meyer, EdD

Associate Professor
(515) 643-6796

Office Location
ACE - 217

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

Year started at Mercy College: 2018

  • Department: Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Ed.D. in Education Administration, Drake University (2019)

  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, St. Ambrose University (2004)

  • B.A. in Music Education, Briar Cliff University (2000)

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Servant Leadership


  • Iowa Superintendent and AEA Administrator License (State of Iowa)

  • Professional Administrator License, PreK-12 Principal, PreK-12 Special Education Supervisor (State of Iowa)

Professional Memberships

  • ASCD - Association for School Curriculum Development

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Professional Learning Communities in Higher Education, Professional Learning Communities for School Administrators, Systems-Thinking Leadership for Complex Organizations, Instructional Leadership and Development for School Principals, Teacher Leadership, and Succession Planning for School Leaders

Recent Publications/Presentations

  • Meyer, A. (2019). A Case Study Exploring Principal Collaborative Learning Teams to Support Instructional Leadership. Doctoral Dissertation: Drake University.
  • Meyer, A. (2017). The Mentor Coach as Servant Leader: Supporting Novice Principals in their Transition to School Leadership. Learning to Lead: A Doctoral Cohort's Journey, Tom Buckmiller, General Editor.

Favorite Quote

  • "Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning". - Carol Dweck

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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