Lynn MerklinTitle: Assistant Provost
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Office Location: Bell Hall 206
Phone: (269) 471-6066
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. Dr Merklin 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.
Current Research or Professional Activities:
Dr Merklin is a member of the American Evaluation Association, and has a keen interest in using assessment and evaluation to ensure quality programs, both in public health and in education. Her research projects include “Attitudes of Filipino Women Towards Body Weight in Children,” an evaluation of a health related university program, and “An Evaluation of Behavior Change Among Students in a General Education Health Course.” In her current position, Lynn has taken her experience in the evaluation of courses and programs and is applying it to assist the University in improving its assessment practices. She keeps current by attending workshops and conferences on assessment and evaluation in higher education.