Dr. Melinda Phillips

Dr. Melinda Phillips

Dr. Melinda Phillips

Assistant Professor
Academic & Human Development


(570) 662-4691

Office Address

133 South Hall
Mansfield University Campus

Educational Background

Doctor of Education Degree - Special Education - Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

Master of Education Degree - Curriculum and Instruction - Applied Behavioral Analysis Studies - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Bachelor of Arts Degree - Elementary Education, Certification K-8 - Prescott College, Prescott AZ

University Services and Activities


University Senate

Academic Affairs Committee

CATL - Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Creative, Community, Professional and Scholarly Activities

Dissertation - Transition Experiences of College Students with Disabilities between High School Graduation and Enrollment in Postsecondary Education and its Correlation with Student Self-Determination, College Readiness, and Registration for Disability Services During the Freshman Year of Colleges.


Phillips, M. K. (2015).  Who’s responsible: Inclusiveness in higher education.  Research and Teaching in

     Developmental Education, 31(2).  http://www.jstor.org/stable/45373112

Phillips, M. K. (2015).  The ethical implications for indirectly assessing your students. Research and Teaching in

    Developmental Education, 32(1). http://www.jstor.org/stable/44290290

Phillips, M. K. (2016).  Non-discriminatory compensation and the enhanced educational opportunities for those with

   disabilities over the last seventy-eight years. Journal of Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 32(2).  http://www.jstor.org/stable/44290302

Phillips, M. K. (2016).  Service and emotional support animals on campus: the relevance and controversy. Journal of

   Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 33(1).  http://www.jstor.org/stable/44290251

Conference Presentations:

Presentation of dissertation research and proposal as it relates to student sought assistive or accommodative services and learning assistance at the CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) conference in Louisiana October – November 2019.  Topic:  Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities and the Correlation to Student Self-Determination in Seeking Learning Assistance.



Office Hours

9 am to 4 pm by appointment only.