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Geneva College is pleased to welcome three new faculty members this year! All three professors bring a great depth of industry experience and passion for our mission.

Brian Merritt

Brian Merritt, CPA, will join the Tannehill Department of Business, Accounting, and Sport Management as an Associate Professor of Business and Accounting.

Brian describes being excited to be teaching Business and Accounting at Geneva specially because, “Geneva College is a great fit for teaching in the field of Business and Accounting.  With scandal after scandal in the news, it is apparent that our culture's businesses are starving for workers with high integrity and a heart for servant leadership.  At Geneva College, we have a great opportunity to help develop Godly young people who can impact the culture for the Lord through performing meaningful work and serving others.”

Brian has a B.A. in Speech Communication from The Pennsylvania State University with a minor in Business and Liberal Arts.  He also has a Master’s of Science in Industrial Administration (an MBA equivalent) from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting.  Brian is joining Geneva after 26 years at Howmet Aerospace Inc and its predecessor companies Alcoa Inc. and Arconic Inc.  His most recent position at Howmet Aerospace was Director of Pension Investments. 

Brian and his family attend Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh. Brian and his wife have attended ACAC for over 30 years where he has served as a deacon, trustee, building committee member, Sunday school teacher, kids club leader, and Urban Impact Foundation volunteer.

“I'm very excited to see what God has planned for me as I move into this new season of my life!  I took early retirement after 35 years in the industry, but I believe that God created us with a need to do meaningful work, whether that be as a vocation or in service to others. I have a great deal to learn about teaching, and I'm excited to be able to do that while investing in the lives of the students at Geneva!”


Nicole Muckridge, Ph.D.

Nicole Muckridge, Ph.D., has been appointed as an Associate Professor of Mathematics.

“One of the most appealing aspects of teaching at Geneva is the opportunity to teach in a reformed Christian environment. Having only taught at public institutions, I was immediately attracted to the idea of faith integration in the classroom and being able to share my faith openly with others, especially students.”

Nicole is excited to work with Geneva students and is especially eager to demonstrate that math is attainable, even to students who would normally hold it at arm’s length. She also is excited to teach in a Christian environment for the first time.

Nicole completed a B.A. in Mathematics from Youngstown State University, and M.A. in Mathematics from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction emphasizing Math Education also from Kent State. Since 2010, Nicole has been teaching at Kent State University at Trumbull in Warren, OH.

Nicole, her husband, and three sons currently live in Columbiana, OH. Nicole and her family attend Old North Church in Canfield, Ohio, where Nicole currently serves as a high school youth leader. She has also taught small and large groups for seniors on practical tips to prepare for college, what the Bible says about money, and related topics. Prior to serving in the high school ministry, she served in children’s ministry as a Sunday school teacher and Vacation Bible School teacher. When she is not teaching, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, baking, reading, and being outdoors.


Megan Tritt, D.S.W.

Megan Tritt, D.S.W., will join the Psychology and Social Services Department as an Associate Professor.

“Going to Geneva as a student, I had a wonderful experience learning how to integrate faith into practice. Especially in social work.  Now having 15 years of practice in the field, I wanted to come back to Geneva and help students in this field learn how to integrate faith in a meaningful and impactful way.”

Megan completed a B.S. in Human Services from Geneva College, an M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a D.S.W. from Kutztown University (in April 2022). Megan has been working for some time for the Veterans Health Administration at the Butler VA Healthcare System and has taught part-time for Geneva.

As an alumna, Megan is eager to return to teaching Geneva students about social services and preparing them for the intensity of their chosen profession. Her doctoral work focused on the impact of moral distress in the social work field, and she notes the particular importance of a Christian foundation when working in those environments.

Megan is especially excited to be teaching at Geneva because she is, “interested in the intersection of faith and social service practice, as well as self-stewardship as a core competency in Christian service. Geneva will provide an environment to effectively assist others in their pursuit to integrate faith into social service. I am incredibly thankful for the faculty who helped me find my passion for social work many years ago, and I am honored to be at Geneva College as faculty, enriching the lives of future world changers.”

Megan, her husband, and three children have attended Concord United Methodist Church for 13 years where she has volunteered with youth group, missions trips, bible school, and as a small group leader. Her children are involved in lots of activities, including basketball, musicals, competitive cheer, t-ball, and the whole family loves camping!

To learn more about Megan’s work, please see some of her publications:

Tritt, Megan, "Social Work Experiences of Moral Distress Amid COVID-19" (2022). Social Work Doctoral Dissertations. 20.

Cupler, Z.A., Daniels, C.J., Anderson, D.R., Anderson M.T, Napoli, J.G., and Tritt, M.E. Suicide prevention, public health, and the chiropractic profession: a call to action. Chiropr Man Therap 29, 14 (2021).

Cupler, Z.A., Daniels C. J., Anderson D.R., Anderson M.T., Napuli J.G., Tritt M.E.

The chiropractor’s role in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of suicide: a clinical guide. J Can Chiropr Assoc. (2021) August.

Aug 30, 2022

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