PhD, Andrews University, 2010
EdS, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), 2007
MPH, AIIAS, 2003
BS, MT (ASCP), UW-Milwaukee, 1980.
Lynn Merklin was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began her career as a medical technologist, then started teaching in 1990. She has taught high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, primarily in the areas of science and health. She also spent several years as a college registrar. Lynn enjoys travelling and learning about other cultures. Together with her husband, Lester, and their now grown son, Paul, they have lived in Pakistan and the Philippines, and travelled to many other countries. Dr. Merklin has been with Andrews University since 2010.
Assessment and evaluation have been, and continue to be, an important part of Lynn’s professional career, from laboratory testing, to evaluation of health promotion programs, to the promotion of academic quality. Dr. Merklin’s research includes a qualitative study: “Attitudes of Filipino Women Towards Body Weight in Children,” and two mixed methods studies: an evaluation of a health related university program, and “An Evaluation of Behavior Change Among Students in a General Education Health Course.” Lynn keeps current by attending webinars, workshops, and conferences on institutional research, assessment, and evaluation in higher education. Lynn has presented at Andrews University’s annual Faculty Institute, as well as at other institutions internationally. She is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Association for Institutional Research.