Bob Merritt

Assistant Lead Instructional Designer




  • Wichita State University - Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Development

  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education

  • Kansas Dept. of Education - Educator License – 8 CTE Endorsements

  • Autry Technology Center - Vocational Automotive Mechanics Certificate

  • Master ASE Auto technician with L1 Advanced Diagnostics

  • ASE HVAC Recovery/Recycling License


Professional Journey

  • TRU Simulation + Training Instructional Design Lead / Textron Aviation Products – Wichita, Ks.

    • Cessna Longitude Maintenance courseware

    • Beechcraft King Air Curriculum

    • Cessna Single Engine High Wing Courseware

  • AGCO Instructor / Curriculum Developer / Tractor, Harvesting and Power Systems – Hesston, Ks.

    • Tier IV Final emissions Courseware for Fendt and AGCO Power

    • Engines Expert Certification Curriculum

  • John Deere Curriculum Developer / Ag and Power Systems

    • Harvesting, Engine systems and Powertrain Curriculum Developer – Wichita, Ks.

    • JD Power systems Lead Instructor and Curriculum Developer-Waterloo, IA.

  • Chrysler Corporation

    • In-Center Training instructor - St. Louis, Mo.

    • Fuel injection, CAN Bus, Diesel applications, Powertrain SME – Auburn Hills, Mi.

    • Training Center Manager – Memphis, Tn.

  • Mulvane High School - Automotive Instructor - Mulvane Ks.


Fun Stuff

  • Married to the beautiful & tolerant Kristi Merritt forever.

  • 1 Daughter, 3 Sons all terrific. Do not get me started on the 2 grand daughters and 1 grandson!

  • International Travel!  Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico and Ahhh Canada.

    • Drove on the Nürburgring Race Track

    • Climbed the Great Wall

  • Martial Arts Black belt in two disciplines

  • Soccer coach for a noncompetitive age 7-8 co-ed city league team (far more challenging than the previous bullet point!)

  • 2 guard cats, Lexi and Coco