1628-Palmer, Megan

Megan M. Palmer, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

FS 6200
Indianapolis, IN
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Megan M. Palmer PhD, is Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer is also vice chair for education and faculty development and associate professor and vice chair of academic affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the IU School of Medicine. Further, Megan is an associate professor of higher education in the IU School of Education – Bloomington. In her senior associate dean position, Megan supports faculty in teaching, promotion and tenure, orientation, work–life integration, and other aspects of faculty life. Her research focuses on college teaching, medical education, faculty development, and the experience of faculty. Megan teaches a wide range of courses including, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, College Teaching and Learning, and Introduction to College and University Administration. She holds a PhD from Indiana University, MS from Colorado State University, and BA from University of St. Thomas (MN).

Key Publications

Dankoski, M.E., Palmer, M.M., Nelson Laird, T.F., Ribera, A.K., Bogdewic, S.P. (2012). An expanded model of faculty vitality in academic medicine. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract, 17, 633–649.

Palmer, M., Hoffman-Longtin, K., Walvoord, E., Bogdewic, S. P., & Dankoski, M. E. (2015). A competency based approach to recruiting, developing, and giving feedback to department chairs. Academic Medicine, 90, 425–430.


Titles & Appointments

  • Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
  • Education
    2003 PhD Indiana University
    1993 MS Colorado State University
    1990 BA University of St. Thomas
  • Research

    Faculty vitality

    Faculty development

    Faculty life

    Medical education

  • Professional Organizations
    Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2020-05-01
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2014-05-01
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: IUPUI Women's Leadership Award, Veteran faculty
    Scope: Campus
    Date: 1905-07-14

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