College of Education and Allied Professions
Dr. Melissa Mecadon-Mann, Assistant Professor, completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Dr. Mecadon-Mann has 15 years of experience working in K-12 education; she earned her M. Ed. in Professional Counseling from the University of West Georgia and worked as a high school counselor in the metro-Atlanta area. Prior to counseling, Dr. Mecadon-Mann studied music education at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and worked as a band, choir, and general music teacher in, both, northern Illinois and Atlanta, GA. She continues to blend her love of music and wellness by writing and publishing educational and social/emotional learning songs for children. Dr. Mecadon-Mann serves as co-chair for the Social Media Committee with the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC) and she is a member of the first-ever cohort of ACAC Emerging Leaders. She is a Certified School Counselor in Georgia, a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (APC) in Georgia, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
- School Counseling<br>- Crisis and Trauma Counseling<br>- Counseling Children and Adolescents<br>- Grief and Loss Counseling
- Counselor Professional Identity Development<br>- School Counselor Supervision<br>- Student Advocacy<br>- Cultural and Social Justice<br>- Selective Mutism<br>- Relational-Cultural Theory in Schools