Megan Tarasi


Professional Development at St. Ambrose University provides training solutions to a diverse clientele throughout the Quad Cities.

As Director, Megan is responsible for community engagement, program development and execution.

My connection to St. Ambrose: In 2018 my husband, Dr. Dennis Tarasi, joined the St. Ambrose Biology Department. That same year, I began studying in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at St. Ambrose. I immediately fell in love with the community of supportive faculty, staff, and peers at Ambrose. Two years later, I've joined the College of Business as Director of Professional Development. Joining the exemplary network of faculty and staff at Ambrose has allowed me to expand my professional experience, connect with the Quad Cities community on a deeper level, and promote all the things I love about my alma mater!

Most commonly asked question: What types of training do you provide? At the SAU Professional Development Center, our focus is on supporting the professional workforce in our community by providing continuing education and training opportunities. We offer a wide variety of training and facilitation programs with highly qualified academic and professional instructors. Check out our website to learn more! 

Education and Training

  • MBA, St. Ambrose University
  • BBA-Accounting, University of Iowa

"The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be."

Oprah Winfrey

What I Like About My Job

In the world of continuing education, the demand for new content and learning formats is constantly in flux. In my role, I get to meet new people, learn new things, and continually adapt our programs to meet the needs of the Quad Cities community and beyond. Providing a connection between the needs of the community and the skills and experience of our faculty at St. Ambrose is extremely rewarding.


Megan Tarasi

Professional Development
McMullen Hall 120
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

Professional Development

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