Gary Meyer, Ph.D.Gary Meyer, Ph.D., is one of two vice provosts at Marquette University. Reporting to the provost, the vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching has overall responsibility for the development and support of university undergraduate programs, including the university core of common studies, campus-wide student learning assessment and quality of instruction. Dr. Meyer also serves as Marquette’s accreditation liaison officer to the Higher Learning Commission and is chair of the University Honor Council.

Prior to taking on the role of vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching, Meyer served as associate dean in the Diederich College of Communication from 2003 to 2010 and director of the corporate communication major from 2008 to 2010. Meyer earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1983), a master of science degree in resource development from Michigan State University (1992) and a doctorate in communication from Michigan State University (1995).

Meyer’s primary research is centered in persuasion theory often applied within the areas of health promotion and disease prevention. He has authored or co-authored two books and more than 25 journal articles and book chapters. Effective Health Risk Messages: A Step-by-Step Guide, was recognized as Distinguished Book of the Year in 2001 by the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

Meyer received the Outstanding New Teacher Award (1999) from the Central States Communication Association, the Dean’s Recognition Award for Outstanding Teaching (2000), the Excellence in
Teaching Award (2002), the Dean’s Recognition Award for Outstanding Scholarship (2005) and the Dean’s Recognition Award for Outstanding Service (2010).

Meyer has engaged in research and/or consulting for organizations including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AGC/United Learning (now part of Discovery Education), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Science Foundation, the American Lung Association, and the Michigan Public Health Institute.