David Merrell


Don't wait for it to come to you. David Merrell , English Instructor , The Art Institute of Charlotte, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design

How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?

I share stories that help illustrate the things I’m trying to teach students.

What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?

I used to give an assignment in Writing II class. Each student wrote an essay about a topic related to their own field of study.

How does collaboration contribute to students’ success?

I believe that teamwork expands each student’s knowledge.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

There are certain standards that must be met, regardless of the job.

What’s the most critical advice you would offer any student embarking on a creative career?

Don’t wait for it to come to you.