Melissa Irvin


Melissa Irvin currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Academic Outreach & Support at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She has earned a B.A. in psychology from Duke University, a M.Ed. in education administration from Middle Tennessee State University, and Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership & Policy from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Her work experience focuses on undergraduate student success including academic advising; campus-wide completion initiatives; and higher education technologies and analytics. As Assistant Dean, Dr. Irvin coordinates initiatives within the academic advising community, supports reporting & analytics work regarding undergraudate students, and leads the Office of Academic Advocacy as well as the Office of High-Impact Practices & Undergraduate Research. Prior to joining Undergraduate Studies in Fall 2017, she was Assistant Vice-President of Student Success at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. She has conducted numerous conference presentations, designed faculty and advisor engagement sessions, and successfully implemented multiple student success technologies. Dr. Irvin’s research interests focus on exploring effective ways of monitoring and measuring student progression as well as studying implementation and engagement with student success technologies.

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