Augsburg College Mourns the Loss of Dr Megan Shroat

Dr. Megan Shroat, a long-time adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department, passed away unexpectedly late last week.

Megan was a dedicated and talented teacher and an accomplished research psychologist in the area of drug and alcohol dependence. She was a strong advocate of Augsburg’s StepUP® program for students in recovery and shared the College’s commitment to making higher education accessible to diverse groups of students. Megan always took time to give extra support to students who needed it and was passionate about helping her students grow personally as well as academically.

Megan has served as a member of Augsburg’s adjunct faculty since 2005, teaching a variety of courses, including a topics course focused on drugs and behavior. She completed her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Minnesota and her bachelor’s in psychology at Hamline University. She also completed coursework in the Augsburg MBA program during her time at Augsburg.

Megan’s family has scheduled a Service and Celebration for her on Wednesday, February 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland, Minneapolis. Another service will be held in Megan’s hometown in western Minnesota this Saturday, February 15, at 10: 30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 106 8th St., Madison, Minn. The Augsburg community will hold Megan’s colleagues and family in our prayers during our daily chapel services this week.