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Dr. Joseph Merton serves as a Senior Professor of IT and Security at American National University and the University of Fairfax. Dr. Merton has a passion for teaching, mentorship, and leadership. He believes that anyone can be successful. Dr. Merton believes in teamwork and helping everyone to meet their goals and works to ensure the success of his students. His main skills are team formation, team inspiration, and leadership. Dr. Merton’s style of leadership is transformational, meaning that he allows teams to develop amongst themselves in alignment with the organization’s goals, morals, ethics, and timelines.
Dr. Merton completed his Doctorate in Management and M.B.A. at Colorado Technical University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Merton brings over 30 years of IT experience and over 25 years of Federal Civil Service contracting and consulting experience to American National University and the University of Fairfax. He currently works as an independent consultant and Chief Technology Officer at a consulting firm in Chicago, Illinois