Specialist in Education

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Douglas Stilwell, Ed.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Email: doug.stilwell@drake.edu
Phone: 515-271- 3726
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311


BA       Buena Vista University
MS       Northwest Missouri State University
EdD     Drake University 

Honors & Professional Memberships


  • 2018 Iowa High School Athletic Association Administrator Award
  • 2011 Drake School of Education Alumni Award

Professional Membership

  • American Society for Quality Member
  • Iowa Quality Center Board Member

Prior Positions

  • Superintendent Urbandale Community School District
  • Associate Superintendent/Director of Human Resources Urbandale Community School District
  • Elementary Principal West Des Moines Community School District
  • Elementary Teacher West Des Moines Community School District
  • Elementary Teacher Storm Lake Community School District
  • Elementary Teacher Estherville Community School District

Areas of Expertise

  • Systems thinking and leadership
  • Continual improvement
  • Organizational trust
  • Impact of fear in the workplace

Courses Taught

  • Personal and Professional Assessment Seminar
  • Leadership and the Profession
  • Organizational and System Behavior
  • Instruction and Learning
  • Clinical Experience I and II
  • Systems Thinking
  • Advanced Leadership
SOE News
May 7, 2018
Wayne Ford, a longtime Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during Drake’s 144th Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate Degree Recipients at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 20, in The Knapp Center.