University of Charleston
Melissa Farrish
Contact Info

melissafarrish@ucwv.edu

304-352-0018

Associate Professor and Program Director, Management

  • 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

Publications

  1. 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.

Presentations

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Farrish, M. (September 2017). High-Impact Practices. 2017 Appalachian College Association Summit, Kingsport, TN.
  4. Farrish, M. (September 2017). Groups. University of Charleston Technology Café, Charleston, WV.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Farrish, M. Heaton, L, Porter, L, Barker, I. (July 2013). Using Gaming Principles to Personalize Learning. West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference, Morgantown, WV.

Grant Writing

  1. 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.