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Douglas Stilwell, Ed.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271- 3726
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
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