Megan M. Palmer

Megan M. Palmer, PhD, MS

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity


Megan M. Palmer PhD, is associate dean of the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Dr. Palmer is also vice chair for education and faculty development and associate professor 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 – Indianapolis. In her 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.



(317) 274-5231 

Emergency Medicine
FS 6200 DMED
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Associate Professor, School of Education
  • Vice Chair, Education and Faculty Development