Melanie Shaw, PhD

University Ombudsperson, Office of the Provost


Area of Expertise:

  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Online Education
  • Adult Education
  • Training and Development


  • Ph.D., Northcentral University
  • MEd., Grand Canyon University
  • M.S., University of West Alabama
  • B.S., Excelsior College

Dissertation topic:

The impact of alternative teacher certification programs on teacher shortages

Selected Publications:

  • “Evaluation of adjunct instructor workload and employment conditions in higher education,” Journal of Online Higher Education, (2013)
  • “An Evaluation of Instructor Feedback in Online Courses,”  Journal of Online Higher Education, (2013)
  • Essential 10: APA Guide. Essential 10 Publishing

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Director of Faculty Development, Colorado State University
  • Program Coordinator, Colorado State University 
  • Executive Editor, The eLearning Institute
  • Lead Faculty, Northcentral University