Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Tennessee, 1987
B.A., Education, Clemson University, 1980
Campus Phone: Ext. 5305
Came to Tusculum: 1989
Melinda Dukes, professor of psychology and vice president for academic affairs, has taught at Tusculum since 1989 and was one of the professors involved in the implementation of the focused calendar and commons curriculum of today.
She was awarded the Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership award in 2001.
She has a variety of interests including community-based research approaches for working with homelessness and poverty, as well as the assessment of citizenship and social engagement characteristics.