Alex Merrill

Alex Merrill

Titles: English
Degrees: B.A., Kenyon College
M.A., Dartmouth College
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School: 860-945-7957
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Alex has been teaching English, history, and humanities for more than a decade, most recently at Kingswood Oxford in West Hartford and in the summer program at Phillips Andover. He has coached a variety of sports, primarily focusing on basketball and tennis, and he has been a student advisor and dormitory parent. Alex attended Phillips Exeter Academy before matriculating to Kenyon College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English. While at Kenyon, Alex was the rugby club president, Chamber Singers president, and vice president of Phi Kappa Sigma. After a few years working in sports media (including as a production assistant for ESPN in Bristol) he earned a Master of Arts in liberal studies from Dartmouth College, concentrating in creative writing. His publications include an award-winning short story in Writer's Digest and an oral history on coach Jim Calhoun that won Dartmouth's Bronze Award. Alex teaches in the English department and resides on CPT3 with his wife Alexa, daughter Emerson, and son Bodhi. He is an assistant coach for boys’ junior varsity basketball.