Adjunct FacultyBusiness and Management programs Eastfield College
A native of Ohio, Michael M. Merriman relocated to Dallas in 2015 and joined the faculty of Eastfield College as a visiting professor; he teaches several Business, Finance and Human Resource courses. He is also employed as an administrative intern and secondary career and technical education instructor in the Garland Independent School District and is a visiting professor with Indiana Wesleyan University. He previously worked for the Cleveland, Ohio, metropolitan school district.
Mr. Merriman has dedicated his career to serving as an urban, inner-city educator advocating for a rigorous, relevant and equitable education for all children. Previous educational positions include elementary school special education paraprofessional, secondary career and technical education teacher, and secondary administrator. Collegiate-level positions include adjunct professor, director of education, director of student services and visiting professor. In the beginning of his career, he worked in retail banking and retail sales for more than 10 years in the functions of business, finance and human resources.
He holds an associate degree in business information systems from Remington College in Maple Heights, Ohio, and a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in management and Master of Business Administration degree from the John Sperling School of Business of the University of Phoenix. He also holds a certificate of advanced graduate studies in human resources and a second master's degree in human resource management from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University in Independence, Ohio. He is working on a Doctorate of Education degree with a concentration in instructional leadership from the American College of Education in Indianapolis.
Mr. Merriman loves to teach and is passionate about this work. He believes that without great schools you can't have a great community, so establishing collaborative and meaningful relationships with parents, city officials, business owners and community members is essential to enriching the educational experience.