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Getting to Know: Mary Beth Merrin

Mary Beth Merrin

Mary Beth Merrin

Job title:  Visiting Teaching Professor, Marketing and Tourism.

Job duties:  Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in new product development and innovation; business communication; strategic planning and tourism and hospitality studies.

How long have you worked at GW:  1.5 years.

What’s best, so far, about working here:  The students – they are wonderful!

What’s something your co-workers do not know about you:  That I received my Ph.D. from GW in political science (I was a “quantitative stat type” in disguise; I used to read statistics books for fun – but I’ve changed since then).

Where did you grow up:  Washington, Penn. (outside Pittsburgh)

Family:  Just my little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Sir Francis Gabriel.

Any hobbies?  Walking the trails around D.C., exploring my ancestry online.

What do you enjoy doing on the weekend:  Getting together with friends for a night out on the town.

Favorite vacation spots:  London, Rome, St. Michaels, Laguna Beach in California .

A favorite book:  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

A favorite movie:  There’s Something About Mary and Argo (what a mix!)

A favorite food:  A hot fudge sundae.


Phone:  202-255-3070






Posted by gwsb on June 5, 2013 | Filed under: Getting to Know,GWSB News.

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