Professor of Computer Science
Melissa Stange, PhD has served as a faculty member in Virginia and West Virginia since 2004 and is currently the Lead Professor for the Computer Science program, and she enjoys teaching transfer-oriented as well as career and technical education courses in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology (IT). She is currently serving as Joint Education Chair for the Northern Virginia IEEE section, she is the Virginia Community College System's Technology Peer Group lead, and serves on the Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee for Frederick County Virginia Public Schools.
Melissa earned her Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Science from Walden University with a dissertation topic of "A Limited Assessment of the Curricula of Selected Information System Technology Associate Degree Programs", M.B.A. degree in Business Administration from Averett University, M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Shenandoah University, and an A.A.S. degree in Data Processing from Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Melissa's research interests include game-theory, HCI, AI, and curriculum development for learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dysgraphia.