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Dr. Melissa Welsh

Assistant Clinical Professor

Assistant Clinical Professor

Plant Science & Landscape Architecture 2130 Plant Sciences Building 4291 Fieldhouse Drive College Park, Maryland 20742







Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education in Youth and Family Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Youth Development and Agricultural Education from Purdue University. She taught Family and Consumer Sciences in Pennsylvania for 12 years and continues to farm with her siblings in the laurel highlands area of Pennsylvania.


Ph.D.                                       Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

(Dec, 2014)                             Field of Study: Youth Development and Agricultural Education

                                                Specialty Area: Life Science Education

Dissertation Title: Graduate Students’ Motivation to Teach Plant Sciences to Diverse K-12 Audiences

M.Ed.                                      The Pennsylvania State University, State College,  PA                                                             

December, 2009                      Field of Study: Agricultural and Extension Education

                                                Specialty Area: Youth and Family Education

Thesis Title: Financial Practices of Participants After Bankruptcy: Four Steps to a Secure Financial Future

B.S.                                         Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania

May, 1999                               Field of Study:  Human Development and Environmental Studies

Specialty Area: Family and Consumer Sciences Education

                                                Graduated with Distinction

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