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John Meyer

Work Phone: (507) 354-8221 ext 398


Director of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education

Office: WCC 115

PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: Educational Policy and Administration
MS University of Wisconsin, Madison: Curriculum & Instruction
BS Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm MN: Education

Dr. John Meyer is the director of the graduate studies program at MLC. He also teaches Foundations of Educational Research to graduate students as a co-instructor, and Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary and Middle Schools to undergraduates.

His 21 years of diverse ministry experiences in Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod elementary schools help him understand many of the issues, concerns, and needs of teachers and principals in WELS schools. He has taught in multigrade and single-grade classrooms and been the principal in a small, rural school, in mid-sized and large suburban schools, and in a mid-sized urban school.

Dr. Meyer recently completed a PhD in Educational Administration at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation research used a transdisciplinary approach to study the dynamics of personal change within an educational setting. His other research interests include issues of leadership and change within organizations, and instructional motivation and cognition.

Dr. Meyer grew up in New Ulm MN, where he attended Lutheran schools from kindergarten through college. He married Heidi (Keibel) Meyer in 1987, and they have five children ranging in age from 22 to 7. He enjoys bicycling, gardening, and motorcycling.

Speakers Bureau Topics

Curriculum and Instruction – A Common Sense Approach to the Common Core
Curriculum and Instruction – Making Teaching Standards Useful
Curriculum and Instruction – Professional growth in the WELS
Curriculum and Instruction – Strategies for Effective Instruction
History/Social Studies – Active learning strategies in social studies
Mission and Ministry – Leading change
Mission and Ministry – Professional growth in the WELS
School Leadership –  Learning-Focused Supervision
School Leadership – Lutheran Principals for the 21st Century