Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Culture
Team Takes on Melissa:
Leading the charge on fierce social justice
Balances strength and responsiveness
She is a listening leader
Listens attentively to the team and is responsive - paraphrases and feeds it back so people feel heard- integrates contribution into the larger piece
Proven scholar - ability to translate from one domain to another
It is not the critic who counts; Not the Human who points out how the strong human stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the human who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.
— Theodore Roosevelt modified to fit the times
Contributions to the team:
Our Jedi Master Team Builder. The WVU Advance Center is the product of Melissa’s pioneering vision and leadership in facilitating processes that help teams to overcome differences and move forward. Her interdisciplinary mind and extended experience working with faculty and at different leadership positions taught her that everyone is part of a team and has something valuable to contribute. Melissa listens attentively, is responsive, and takes action.