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