Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo came to the University of Cincinnati in August 2013 as assistant director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning. Her focus involves professional development for faculty in the areas of eLearning resources, course design, digital portfolios and online and hybrid course instruction, as well as support for other CET&L institutes and trainings.
Melinda taught journalism, English and leadership at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio; Cottey College, Nevada, Mo.; and community colleges in Missouri and Kansas. She led travel-learning courses and has been involved in learning communities and interdisciplinary instruction. During her final year at OWU, she received the 2012 Faculty of the Year award.
Her background in higher education administration includes serving as assistant dean of the faculty at Cottey College and on a number of committees focusing on academic program evaluation and curriculum design. Prior to entering higher education, she was managing editor of community newspapers in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas.
Melinda received her Ph.D., in Higher Education Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.; her Ed.S. in Community Colleges and M.A. in English from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan.; her B.A. in English from Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Mo., and her Associate of Arts from Cottey College, Nevada, Mo.