With a B.A. in History, an M.S. in Library Science from Drexel University, and over 25 years in higher education, Mel began her work with Ithaca College in Spring 2010, serving as Coordinator for the tutoring program in Academic Enrichment Services (AES). Prior to moving to Ithaca, Mel worked at Kent State University as an Assistant Professor and Head of Instructional Services for Libraries & Media Services. She was also involved in a major grant project centered on transitioning to college efforts. Mel has worked in the area of instructional development and assessment around information literacy issues at Lakeland Community College and Case Western Reserve University.