Bachelor of Science, University Delaware, Newark, 1964. Master of Education in Chemistry, University Delaware, 1971.
Director medical assisting program Beal College, Bangor, Maine, 1979—1981. Instructor Eastern Maine Community College, since 1981. Grader for college board essays in ap biology Educational Testing Services, Newark, 2002—2004.
Program director medical laboratory technical Eastern Maine Community College, 1996—2001. Supervisor microbiology department Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth, 1977—1979. Research associate virology DuPont Company, Newark, 1965—1969.
Member of National Education Association, American Society Clinical Pathology, Maine Teachers Association.
Married James A. Merkel, June 3, 1970.