Tom Merrill is a professor and the Director of the Center for Innovation at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an Innovation Engineering black belt, a proud alumnus of the Stanford d.School design thinking boot camp, and is a Master Facilitator for ExperiencePoint’s Design Thinking and Change Management simulations.

Internally, the Xavier University Center for Innovation (CFI) works with students, faculty and staff across the three colleges of the university to help bring new ideas to life, adapt to change, develop new products and systems, and serve as a conduit to the regional startup ecosystem.

Externally, the CFI provides workshops in design thinking and change management to non-profits and businesses in the greater Cincinnati region, and on behalf of ExperiencePoint, throughout the United States to Fortune 500 companies.