Melissa Newell

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Contact Information

214C David Kinley Hall
1407 W. Gregory Dr.
M/C 707
Urbana, IL 61801
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Biography

Melissa oversees all of the undergraduate office functions, including academic advising and programming. She advises students on academic, extracurricular, and career paths and articulates the Study Abroad and transfer courses. Melissa works with the faculty and graduate students who instruct Econ undergraduate courses, and also provides assistance to students who run into issues within these courses. Melissa started with the Department of Economics in September of 2012.

Melissa is a proud UIUC alumna, with Bachelor's (B.S.) and Master's (Ed.M.) degrees, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, Higher Education Administration. She has been working at UIUC since 2007, previously at the Alumni Association with Illinois Connection (advocacy network for the University) and also with student organizations. Before working on campus, she worked for many years in Chicago as a special event planner. Melissa is a big Illini fan and loves the UIUC campus, community, and enjoys working with such amazing and diverse students in the Department of Economics. She is a mentor with the CU One-to-One program and was previously a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) guardian ad litem.

Education

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD, Expected Spring 2019) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership; Higher Education Concentration

Ed.M. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership; Higher Education Concentration

B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Food Science and Human Nutrition, Hospitality Management

Courses Taught

Liberal Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Orientation Class (LAS 291 & 292), Facilitator

Liberal Arts & Sciences Design Thinking Freshman Seminar (LAS 101), Instructor

Economics at Illinois (ECON 198), Developed; Instructor; Supervisor

Internships in Economics (ECON 199), Developed; Instructor; Supervise

Higher Education Internships Course (EOL 589), Teaching Assistant to Professor Baber