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John Meyer

Work Phone: (507) 354-8221 ext 398


Director of Graduate Studies, Continuing Education and Teaching Ministry Certification

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 directs continuing education and teaching ministry certification. His graduate teaching includes Foundations of Educational Research, Leading the School Community, Curriculum Design and Implementation, Leadership for Change, and Early Childhood Curriculum.

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’s 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, learner-centered instruction, formative supervision, and principal preparation and support.

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. He enjoys bicycling, traveling, and exercising.

Speakers Bureau Topics

Curriculum and Instruction – Professional growth in the WELS
Curriculum and Instruction – Strategies for Effective Instruction
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
School Leadership – Fostering a Formative School Culture