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eLearning Grant and Research Specialist
Magnolia Office Plaza, Suite 200
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Fax: 205-975-4240

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Kathryn “Kathy” Mergl serves as eLearning Grant & Research Analyst in the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies. She is responsible for researching grants, researching viability of new online programs, reporting and content writing for the eLearning and Professional Studies website. Kathy holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University. She also holds several OSHA certifications. Kathy came to UAB in 2012 as the Program Manager for the totally online Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management program. Kathy’s background is in quality assurance and engineering, where she has worked for over twenty years. She has extensive experience in project management, with expertise in continuous improvement process, strategizing and managing quality assurance through assessments, best practices and training coordination. As an engineer, Kathy has taken grass roots design projects from concept to construction. She is the founding president of the Safety Blazers chapter of the UAB National Alumni Society. Kathy is also active in the greater Birmingham, Alabama community. She chaired the development of the Chelsea Nature Walk project, encourages recycling and volunteers at local botanical gardens.