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Bethann Garramon Merkle, MFA | University of Wyoming

Professor of Practice, Department of Zoology & Physiology

Director, University of Wyoming Science Communication Initiative

Special Assistant to the Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Initiatives

Executive leadership + communication resume


  • 15+ years leading communications and strategic planning initiatives for academic, community development, state agency, and journalism organizations in the USA and Canada.

  • Leverages a unique blend of science, humanities, and arts expertise to inform organizational growth, individual development, public-facing scholarship, and communications about them.

  • Uses proven community development strategies and inclusive, consultative approaches to public relations, collaborative relationships within and beyond campus, and supervision that cultivates and empowers teams and individuals.

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