Melissa Irvin


In Fall 2023, Melissa Irvin joined the University of Tennessee Knoxville to serve as an Associate Vice-Provost for Student Success working with academic advising, student success technologies, careers and more. 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. For the past 6 years, she served as Assistant Dean of Academic Outreach and Support at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Prior to joining USF 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 and technologies

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