Specialist in Education

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Trent Grundmeyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership

Contact Information

Email: trent.grundmeyer@drake.edu
Phone: 515-271-3719
Address: 2507 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50311



BA: Buena Visita University
MA: Drake University
PhD: Iowa State State University

Honors & Professional Memberships


  • Drake University Digital Faculty Member of the Month (Sept. 2017)
  • School Administrators of Iowa Executive Leader (2016)
  • United State Department of Education Innovation Datapalooza, Invited Participant (2014)                        
  • Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year by School Administrators of Iowa (2013)
  • Mason City Globe Gazette Top 20 under age 40 honorer (October 2009)
  • Named 2007 Character Counts! Administrator of the Year

Professional Memberships

  • Iowa Consortium of Professors of Education Administration (ICPEA)
  • The School Superintendents Association (AASA)
  • National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP)
  • Iowa Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (IASCD)
  • School Administrators of Iowa (SAI) Leadership Partnership Committee Member
  • Character Counts! Coalition of Iowa
  • Area Education Agency (AEA) Advisory Board Member
  • Buena Vista University Alumni Board Member
  • Visionary Talk Radio Guest
  • Mentor for new administrators in Iowa

Prior Positions

  • Indianola High School Principal (2010-2013)
  • Hampton-Dumont High School Principal (2006-2010)

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology adoption
  • Teaching and learning
  • School leadership
  • Education reform
  • Hiring school leaders

Courses Taught

  • Leadership and the Profession
  • Applications of School Law, Mandates, and Policies
  • Policy, Influence, and Legal Issues
  • Supervision of Instruction
  • Education Specialist Clinical Field Experience
  • Technology and Organizational Leadership

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