Ryan Merrill
Communication Manager

Ryan Merrill is a multi-disciplinary communications professional currently enhancing the profile and outreach capabilities of UMass Dartmouth. Over the past two years, Ryan has supported the University and Southern New England’s Blue Economy initiative with media coverage, critical communications, and stakeholder events. He is currently developing brand guidelines and strategic messaging for the positioning of OCEAN as an international model. Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University before earning his Master of Science in International Affairs from Northeastern University, where he is currently writing his dissertation for a Higher Education Administration Doctorate of Education.