Prior to taking on the role of vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching, Meyer served as Associate Dean in the Diederich College of Communication from 2003-2010 and director of the corporate communication major (2008-2010). Meyer earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983), a master of science degree in resource development from Michigan State University (1992) and a doctorate in communication from Michigan State University (1995).
Meyer's primary research is centered in persuasion theory often applied within the areas of health promotion and disease prevention. He has authored or co-authored two books and more than 25 journal articles and book chapters. Effective health risk messages: A step-by-step guide, was recognized as Distinguished Book of the Year in 2001 by the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
Meyer received the Outstanding New Teacher Award (1999) from the Central States Communication Association, the Dean's Recognition Award for Outstanding Teaching (2000) the Excellence in Teaching Award (2002) from Marquette University, the Dean's Recognition Award for Outstanding Scholarship (2005) and the Dean's Recognition Award for Outstanding Service (2010). In addition, he was nominated for U.S. Professor of the Year in 2006 and 2007.
Meyer has engaged in research and or consulting for organizations including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AGC/United Learning (now part of Discovery Education), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Science Foundation, the American Lung Association, and the Michigan Public Health Institute.