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Cathy Meyer-Looze

Assistant Professor

Office Address: 440 C DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6280


  • Ed.D., Eastern Michigan University
  • (Concentration:  Educational Leadership)
  • M.A., Central Michigan University
    (Concentration:  Educational Leadership)
  • B.A., Saginaw Valley State University
    (Major:  Elementary Education)

Scholarly Interests:

  • Instructional rounds as a continuous improvement process
  • Building Leadership Capacity
  • Professional learning
  • Leadership and change

Current Projects:

  • Self study in Cognitive Coaching
  • Teacher Leadership in partnership with Kent Intermediate School District
  • Developing processes and protocols for the distribution of leadership

Academic/Professional Activities:

  • Board Member and co-editor of newsletter, Learning Forward Michigan
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum
  • Phi Delta Kappan
  • Learning Forward
  • American Association of School Administrators

Recent Scholarship:

Meyer, C., 2014.  Instructional rounds:  A process of dynamic professional learning.  Learning Forward Michigan Newsletter, pp. 2-3.

Williamson, R. and Meyer, C., 2010.  Working with generation Y teachers:  Dealing with a changing teaching workforce.  Education Partnership, Inc.


Meyer, C. 2014.  Creating a cycle of continuous improvement through instructional rounds.  In:  National Council of Professors of Educational Administrators. 2014-08-06, California.

Swank, M., Moeggenberg, M., and Meyer, C., 2014.  From compliance to collaboration:   Connecting MTSS, SIP, and instructional rounds.  Michigan School Improvement Facilitators Network. 2014-03-18. Lansing, Michigan

Teaching Areas:

  • Educational Leadership


  • EDL 665:  Educational Leadership
  • EDL 666:  Curriculum Leadership
  • EDL 667/671:  Elementary and Secondary Supervision and Evaluation
  • EDL 677:  School and Community Relations
  • EDL 685/687:  Administration Internship
  • EDL 693:  Master’s Project
  • EDL 715:  Data Driven Decision Making

Additional Information:

Cathy is an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership. Her research is focused on building leadership capacity in others. She works to create effective distribution of leadership through the use of processes and protocols. She is also interested in improving school climate through the building of relationships and increasing teacher leadership. Cathy’s passion has always been to understand the dynamic process of teaching and learning. This has led her to the work of understanding and improving upon the instructional core through the strategy of instructional rounds. She has used this strategy as both a continuous improvement process as well as a means to improve the aforementioned culture and creating effective leadership capacity.