Janeth Merkle
Assistant Dean, Leon Hess Business School, Monmouth University


Janeth Merkle is the assistant dean of the Leon Hess Business School (LHBS) at Monmouth University. As a member of the dean’s leadership team, she provides extensive support to the LHBS’ accreditation efforts. She developed and implemented the in-house mentoring program SEEMA (Student Enrichment and Engagement through Mentoring Activities), which connects business students with business executives. She also organized and implemented the Monmouth University Financial Literacy Program, which fosters collaboration among faculty, business students and high school partners in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. Janeth led several teams of students for entrepreneurial projects, including a literacy book for students in Bisate, Rwanda; a woman empowerment initiative for unemployed mothers in the Philippines, and an on- going water filtration project for Ghana.
Janeth earned a BS in computer science from Trinity University of Asia, a master of management from Technological University of the Philippines and an MBA from Monmouth University.