Faculty/Staff Profile

Melissa Irvin, Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University

Director of Retention Services

Highest Degree University: Vanderbilt University
Department: Enrollment Management
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 122
(931) 372-3821

Dr. Irvin collaborates with multiple units across the university including Orientation; Residential Life and Student Affairs; Advising and the Student Success Centers; and Academic Affairs to promote and support current retention and student success initiatives, including Flight Path: an early intervention program targeted to address first-year students' success and chronic absenteeism.

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  • Doctorate of Education (Leadership, Policy and Organizations - Higher Education Adminstration): Vanderbilt University
  • Master's of Educational Leadership (Higher Education Administration): Middle Tennessee State University
  • Bachelor of Arts(Psychology with minor in English): Duke University


  • UNIV 1020 - First-Year Connections
  • FOED 1822 - Freshman Field Experience/Orientation
  • FOED 2011 - Introduction to Teaching and Technology
  • EXPW 4064- Coaching Volleyball

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