Dr. Merriman’s research focuses on workforce issues and human capital. Topics currently under study include how communities and cities attract and sustain talent and how community resonance generates human vitality, creativity, prosocial behavior and social capital.
Dr. Merriman is a widely published scholar, award-winning author and recognized authority by sources such as the Wall Street Journal, BBC and The Conference Board. She formerly served on the faculty of Penn State University, Manhattan College and Wichita State University. She is an expert in digital education and has extensive involvement in the real estate industry.