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Claire C. Muselman, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice in Leadership, Human Resources, and Organizational Behavior

Dr. Claire Muselman serves as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Leadership and Organizational Behavior in the Zimpleman College of Business and Co-Director of the Leadership Development Master of Science program at Drake University. With nearly two decades in the insurance industry, she's become a transformative force in workers' compensation and risk management, pioneering initiatives like the Workers' Recovery Unit, the Workers' Compensation Center of Excellence, and the Transitions. Her influence extends to co-hosting the acclaimed podcast ADJUSTED, a claims podcast, as well as creating content for various media outlets including WorkCompCentral, the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), and

At Drake University, Dr. Claire's focus on empathetic, emotionally intelligent leadership fosters well-being and growth, reflecting her commitment to educating future leaders. Her additional roles as Dean of Workers Compensation for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance's Claims College and Faculty for Work Comp College highlight her impact on the educational landscape.

Beyond academia, Dr. Claire actively advocates for inclusivity, diversity, and community service through her work as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Educational Program Developer for Broadlawns Medical Center, and Advisory Board Member for the Paramedics Program at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Her unwavering dedication and profound insights continue to shape the industry and inspire those thriving for positive impact, make her an invaluable asset to Drake University and the broader field.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-2620
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 344

Honors & Professional Memberships

  • B.A. - University of Iowa
  • M.P.A. - Drake University
  • Ed.S. - Drake University
  • Ed.D. - Grand Canyon University

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Insurance and Risk Management
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