Senior Associate Director of Online Program Development, Brown University, United States of America
Melissa Kane is the senior associate director of online program development in the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University. She provides strategic vision to the creation of online graduate degree programs and leads a cross-functional team in the development of priority online initiatives.
Under Melissa’s guidance, her team is the driver for course development of Brown’s first online Master of Public Health program for The School of Public Health. In her five years at Brown University, Melissa has held positions of increasing responsibility including lead instructional designer and associate director of learning design. She has designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Johnson & Wales University and Brandeis University and has been the recipient of a university teaching award at Brandeis.
Most recently, she teaches Principles of Learning Experience Design (online) at Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies (GPS). Melissa provides learning experience design consultations and speaking engagements in both the public and private sectors of education and learning & development across the United States. She received her Ed.D. from Northeastern University, her M.S.Ed. from State University at New York in Oswego, and her B.A. from Colby-Sawyer College.