Saint Louis University

School of Education Faculty

Karen A. Myers, Ph.D.


Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
Higher Education Administration

3500 Lindell Blvd 
Fitzgerald Hall 105
Phone: (314) 977-1976
Fax: (314) 977-3214

Curriculum Vitae

Brief Bio
Karen A. Myers, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of the Higher Education Administration graduate program at Saint Louis University and Director of the award-winning international disability education project, Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit. She has been a college teacher and administrator for over 30 years in both academic affairs and student affairs. Among other higher education courses, she teaches her self-designed Disability in Higher Education and Society course, has facilitated national webinars on disability, and served on several disability-related non-profit organization boards.

Dr. Myers currently serves on the ACPA Foundation Board of Trustees and is the recipient of the ACPA College Student Educators International Voice of Inclusion Medallion, Annuit Coeptis Senior Professional Award, Richard Caple Award for Research and Scholarship, ACPA Foundation Diamond Honoree, Disability Leadership Award, and Wise Woman Award. She is a writer, researcher, consultant and trainer in disability education and is the author of three books related to disability.

Ph.D., Illinois State University
MA, Western Illinois University
BFA, Quincy University

Teaching Areas
College Teaching
Student in Higher Education
Student Development Theory
Curriculum in Higher Education
Student Personnel Administration
Disability in Higher Education and Disability
Organization and Administration in Higher Education
Intervention Skills for Student Personnel Administrators

Research Interests
Disability identity development
Disability issues in postsecondary institutions
Universal Design and Universal Instructional Design in educational settings

Community & Professional Service
ACPA, College Student Educators International

ASHE, Association for the Study of Higher Education
Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit, national project
Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments
NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
SLU Universal Instructional Design (UID) Community of Practice

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