Directory & Faculty Profiles

Melissa Shank, EdD

Dr. Shank holds degrees from the University of Colorado (B.A.) and the University of Phoenix (M.A.- Education, Ed.D.- Education- Curriculum & Instruction). Her area of expertise is teacher preparation for classroom management and distance learning. Dr. Shank is a Fellow in Residence with the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research working on research and manuscripts that explore novice teacher perceptions of classroom management preparation, preparation for distance learning, and the needs of online workers.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies