Faculty or Staff Name:

Palmer_Megan.jpgMegan Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Vice Chair, Education and Faculty Development
Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Office Location & Contact
Fairbanks Hall (FS) 6200
340 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 274-5231


Indiana Unviersity
Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education Administration, 2003

Colorado State University
MS, Student Affairs in Higher Education, 1993

University of St. Thomas
BA, Speech Communications and Sociology, Class of 1990

Curriculum Vitae

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About me

Megan Palmer, PhD is an Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Director of the Academy of Teaching Scholars at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She also serves as the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Palmer holds faculty appointments in Emergency Medicine at the IU School of Medicine and in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the IU School of Education in Indianapolis.


  • Hossler, D. & Palmer, M. (2007). College choice theory: What it means for the guidance counselor. In Fundamentals of college admission counseling. Alexandria, VA: National Association for College Admission Counseling.
  • Kinzie, J. L., Thomas, A. D., Palmer, M., Umbach, P.D., & Kuh, G. D. (2007). Women students at coeducational and women's colleges: How do their experiences compare? Journal of College Student Development, 48(2), 145-165.
  • Kinzie, J., Palmer, M., Jacobs, S., Hayek, J., Cummings, H. & Hossler, D. (2004). Continuity and change in the college choice process: The last 50 years. Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.
  • Kuh, G. D., Gonyea, R. M., & Palmer, M. (2001). The disengaged commuter student: Fact or fiction? Commuter Perspectives, 27(1), 2-5.
  • Kuh, G. D., Palmer, M., & Kish, K. (2003). The value of educationally purposeful out-of-class activities. In T.L. Skipper, & R. Argo (Eds.). Involvement in campus activities and the retention of first-year students. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
  • Palmer, M.M., Dankoski, M.E., Brutkiewicz, R.R., Logio, L., & Bogdewic, S.P. (in press, 2009) An Rx for Academic Medicine: Building a Comprehensive Faculty Development Program. To Improve the Academy.
  • Shaker, G. S., Palmer, M. M., & Chism, N. V. N. (2011). Understanding and supporting full-time nontenure-track faculty: A needed change. To Improve the Academy.
  • Umbach, P.D., Palmer, M., Kuh, G.D. & Hannah, S. J. (2006). Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practices: Winning combination or losing effort? Research in Higher Education, 47(6), 709-733.

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