Maria Meyer

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Early Childhood Studies

Dr. Trevino Meyer is a licensed clinical psychologist, living in West Des Moines, Iowa. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from The University of Iowa in July, 2007. She previously provided individual, group and family psychotherapy to children and adolescents within an outpatient community mental health clinic. In addition to this, Dr. Trevino Meyer conducted psychological assessments of children and adolescents, utilizing various personality, intellectual, behavioral and social-emotional measurement tools. Her doctoral dissertation research focused on how home schooling serves children with special needs across the State of Iowa.

Dr. Trevino Meyer has been teaching at Walden University since 2010. She has taught multiple classes that make up the Bachelors of Science as well as the Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies. These include Foundations: Early Childhood; Early Childhood Development; Effective Programs and Practices; Issues and Trends in Early Childhood; Perspectives, Diversity and Equity; Planning and Management of Early Childhood Programs; Strategies for Working with Diverse Children; and Budgeting and Allocating Resources.

Courses Taught

EDUC 6104 - Engaging Environment

EDUC 6110 - Effective Leaders in Early Childhood Settings

EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood

EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development

EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices

EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in Early Childhood

EDUC 6164 - Perspectives, Diversity and Equity

EDUC 6168 - Planning and Management of Early Childhood Programs

EDUC 6358 - Strategies for Working with Diverse Children


BA, University of Notre Dame

Educational Specialist (Ed.S), University of Iowa

PhD, University of Iowa

Public Service

Board of Christian Education , Board Member - Des Moines

Plymouth Nursery School , Board Member - Des Moines

Western Hills Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, Board Member - West Des Moines