Melissa Farrish, MBA, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Business and Online Program Director
- Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction/Educational Leadership 2018, Marshall University, Dissertation Title: “Integration of High-Impact Practices to Promote Student Engagement in Online Learning.”, Committee: Dr. Lisa Heaton (chair), Dr. Edna Meisel, Dr. Ron Childress, Dr. Brenda Tuckwiller
- Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction 2014, Marshall University
- Master of Business Administration 2002, Marshall University
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance & Business Law 1997,Marshall University
- Farrish, M. & Heaton, L. (2013). From Brick and Mortar to Online Learning. Selected Papers from the 24th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. pg. 113-125.
- Farrish, M., & Heaton, L. (November 2018). Expanding the Research on High Impact Practices to Online Teaching and Learning. Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Pensacola, FL.
- Farrish, M. (September 2018). Perceptions of the Importance and Integration of High-Impact Practices in Traditional versus Online Learning. 2018 Appalachian College Association Summit, Kingsport, TN.
- Farrish, M. (September 2017). High-Impact Practices. 2017 Appalachian College Association Summit, Kingsport, TN.
- Farrish, M. (September 2017). Groups. University of Charleston Technology Café, Charleston, WV.
- Farrish, M., & Heaton, L. (April 2013). From Brick and Mortar to Online Learning. 24th Annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Ponte Vedra, FL.
- Farrish, M., Heaton, L, Porter, L, Barker, I. (April 2013). Gaming and Learning? Taking a Look Beyond the Book. 24th Annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Ponte Vedra, FL.
- Farrish, M. Heaton, L, Porter, L, Barker, I. (July 2013). Using Gaming Principles to Personalize Learning. West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference, Morgantown, WV.
- Submitted grant for Forward Southern to the Beckley Area Foundation, Inc. for $7,000 (Funded) April 2015. Funds were used as a portion of the local match needed to develop six miles of hiking/biking trail that will connect the existing Piney Creek trail segment on Raleigh County Airport Property to the boundary of the New River Gorge National River.