Faculty/Staff Bio

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Alex Merrill

B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Dartmouth College



Work Phone: 860-945-7957

Year Appointed: 2015

Alex has been teaching English, History, and Humanities for ten years, most recently at Kingswood-Oxford in West Hartford and in the summer program at Phillips Andover.  He has coached a variety of sports, primarily focusing on basketball and tennis, and has been a student advisor and dorm parent.  Alex attended Phillips Exeter Academy before matriculating to Kenyon College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  While at Kenyon, Alex was the Rugby Club President, Chamber Singers President, and Vice-President of Phi Kappa Sigma.  After a few years working in sports media, including as a production assistant for ESPN in Bristol, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, concentrating in Creative Writing.  His publications include an award winning short story in Writer's Digest and an oral history on coach Jim Calhoun that won Dartmouth's Bronze Award.  Alex will teach in the English Department and will reside on CPT3 with his wife Alexa and their daughter Emerson and son Bodhi.  He will be an Assistant Coach for the Boys JV Basketball team. 

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