Elizabeth Melvin, M.Ed.
Faculty Development Facilitator and Assistant Professor
Passionate educator. Talented writer. Avid reader.
- M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, American
InterContinental University (2008)
- BA, Fiction Writing, Columbia College of Chicago (2004)
- AA, Liberal Arts, Wabaunsee Community College (2001)
Elizabeth Melvin has been with CTU since 2004. In 2011, she entered into her
role as Faculty Development Facilitator. Prior to this, Melvin worked as a Prior
Learning Assessment Specialist and an Instructional Quality Analyst. She began
teaching at CTU in 2009 and is currently an Assistant Professor of UNIV
In 2010, Melvin joined the Associated Writers and Writing Program group. She
had the opportunity to present at the 31st Annual Lilly Conference on College
Teaching in 2011 and the Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference in 2012. She
currently serves on the board of appeals and the 2012 Faculty Summit
Committee for Colorado Technical University. Melvin also serves on a
development subcommittee that is devoted to developing technology and
opportunity to create a professional learning community for faculty.
Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU
Faculty development and general education
Why are YOU IN?
I am IN to create a one-of-a-kind educational experience for my students and to
mentor fellow faculty members to do the same.
Watch Elizabeth’s CTU Story.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe students want to learn something useful and my job is to show them
how all knowledge can be used. My advice is to make a time management plan,
including time to read announcements, e-mails, instructor files, handbooks,
catalogs, biographies, industry journals, news. Your answers are in beautiful
professional font just waiting for you to find them.
Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?
I am passionate about community; it is very important to me that my kids are
grateful for our lot in life and that we support our community. I am passionate
about fiction; I love to read so much that I even read about writing and reading! I
am passionate about education; I believe access to an education is a basic
human right and I believe it is the key to a fulfilled life. Last, I am passionate
about food; there are so many delicious dishes out there to try!
- A paper titled “Reengaging Adjuncts: A Professional Learning Community
Exploration” has been submitted for publication. The work was the basis
for a presentation at Sloan-C Milwaukee in 2012.
- Associated Writers and Writing Programs (2010)
- Adult education
- Faculty development
- Learning communities
- Social archetypes