University of Portland

Hillary Merk

School of Education, Associate Professor

Hillary Merk



Franz Hall 427

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Dr. Hillary Merk is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Portland, in Portland, OR. She received her PhD in Education with an emphasis in classroom management and diversity, and a specialization in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education from Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Dr. Merk started teaching at the University of Portland in 2008 and teaches in the elementary undergraduate and MAT programs. She researches in the area of classroom management, diversity, teacher education, and cyberbullying.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University
  • Master in Teaching Education, Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Washington State University


  • Noyce Scholars and Interns Program, 2012. University of Portland.
  • Membership Recruitment Award, 2010-2011. Kappa Delta Pi.
  • Membership Recruitment Award, 2009-2010. Kappa Delta Pi.
  • Literacy Alive Award, 2011. Kappa Delta Pi.
  • Membership Recruitment Award, 2011-2012. Kappa Delta Pi.
  • President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, 2011. University of Portland.
  • Writing Workshop Publication Grant, 2008-2009. Oregon Technology in Education Network.