Visiting Professor, Universidad del Valle, Guatemala City, Guatemala


Fulbright Specialist in Public Administration at University of Santiago USACH, Chile



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Dr. Mertens serves as a Visiting Professor at the University del Valle in Guatemala and taught an advanced course in transformative mixed methods for PhD students in psychology who are preparing to work with members of marginalized communities. She is continuing her work there by advising on a doctoral dissertation committee for a student who is examining strategies for the reduction of violence in youth in Guatemala.


Dr. Mertens was awarded a Fulbright Specialist scholarship to work with members of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Santiago to enhance the use of evaluations conducted with human rights and social justice purposes. She is pictured with the organizers of her trip from the Chilean Evaluation Network (RELAC), students from Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile who attended her courses and professional development activities.