Dr. Meyer earned a B.A. from Purdue University in education and psychology prior to teaching in a 5th/6th-grade team and developmental 2nd grade in Mesa, Arizona. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas–Austin in educational psychology.
Her research has examined the relationships among student and teacher motivations, emotions, teaching and learning and the transitions from preservice to inservice teacher. Currently Dr. Meyer is working on projects examining the development of teacher leadership. She has presented at national and international conferences and authored over 35 publications. She is an editorial board member of the American Education Research Journal, Journal of Experimental Education, and Theory into Practice. Dr. Meyer also serves on the Publications Committee for the American Psychological Association’s Division 15-Educational Psychology.
She has received awards for teaching, advising, and professional service and holds memberships in Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Phi, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies.