The Department of Technology proudly acknowledges our Distinguished Alumni. Each of these alums has reached a significant level of recognized leadership and accomplishment in their career. They have each contributed significantly to their respective discipline and it is with great pride that we honor a Distinguished Alumnus from the Department of Technology each year.
We welcome nominations from alums and friends. If you wish to nominate someone, please email the candidate's name, contact information (if available), and the reason why they are a worthy recipient, to email@example.com. Nominees are screened by a panel of current and emeritus faculty.
Dr. Merrill is a 1992 graduate of the Department of Technology with a bachelor's in industrial technology. He also holds a master's in curriculum and instruction from Northern Illinois and a doctorate in integrated mathematics, science, and technology education from The Ohio State University. Dr. Merrill began his career at Illinois State University in 2000, and he is currently a professor in Technology & Engineering Education and STEM Education & Leadership. Most recently, Dr. Merrill was selected as the 2020 ACTE Teacher Educator of the Year.