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Melissa Mecadon-Mann

Melissa Mecadon-Mann

Assistant Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

Human Services

Contact Information

Office: 320B Biltmore Park Building
Personal Website:
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Dr. Melissa Mecadon-Mann (she/her), 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. She 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 Media Coordinator with the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC) and she was a member of the first-ever cohort of ACAC Emerging Leaders. She is a Certified School Counselor in Georgia, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).


  • Ph D, Auburn University Main Campus
  • BM, Millikin University
  • MAED, State University of West Georgia
  • BM, Millikin University

Teaching Interests

- School Counseling<br>- Crisis and Trauma Counseling<br>- Counseling Children and Adolescents<br>- Counseling Skills<br>- Grief and Loss Counseling<br>- Practicum/Internship<br>- Feeding and Eating Disorders

Research Interests

- K-12 student advocacy and empowerment<br>- Cultural and social justice<br>- Counselor professional identity development<br>- Trauma-informed practices

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