PhD, Andrews University, 2010
EdS, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), 2007
MPH, AIIAS, 2003
BS, MT (ASCP), UW-Milwaukee, 1980.
Dr. Merklin directs the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, which coordinates three major aspects of University support: assessment, accreditation, and institutional research. The office assists faculty in the development and measurement of student learning outcomes, and oversees assessment of outcomes related to the University’s mission. Assessment and institutional research data are used to inform institutional planning and enhance the quality of Andrews University’s programs and services. Lynn also directs the University’s accreditation self-study process. She is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Association for Institutional Research.