Prue Merton is an educational developer working with the Dartmouth Center for Advancement of Learning. With expertise in learning theory, pedagogy, and curriculum design, she works with faculty at Dartmouth to support their teaching and to facilitate student learning. She does similar work with a team of public health professionals at Muhimbili School of Public Health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and has conducted faculty development workshops in Qatar and India as well. Dr. Merton came to Dartmouth from Texas A&M University's Center for Teaching Excellence and taught in the higher education administration graduate program for the College of Education. In her doctoral research, Dr. Merton collected and analyzed educators' occupational life histories to better understand their experience of teacher development and curricular reform. Dr. Merton's training and consulting skills were honed while working for the U.S. Peace Corps in Washington DC. Her experience with supporting academic writing is documented in a forthcoming chapter in Working with Faculty Writers, (Utah State University Press). Her Writing 5 will ask students to explore their own learning through writing.
Last Updated: 2/14/13