Melanie Fowler, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Education
Doctor of Education Program Coordinator

I believe that the deepest learning occurs through experience and reflection. Thus, I incorporate engaging activities and group discussions in my courses. I encourage my students to customize their learning experience by integrating their personal interests with the education-related themes that pique their curiosity. I strive to give students the tools they need to meet or exceed their goals so that they can make a positive impact on our community.

- Melanie Fowler

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Dr. Melanie Fowler has over 12 years of experience in instructional design, course development, assessment development, and mentoring in higher education. She currently teaches the social and emotional learning courses in the undergraduate education program as well as courses in the Master's of Education in Transformational Curriculum & Instruction and Doctor of Education programs. Dr. Fowler believes in hands-on learning and using activities to engage learners. She has taught courses for The Pennsylvania State University and has worked as a research associate in the Behavioral Science and Leadership Department at the United States Air Force Academy. She holds a doctorate in education from Florida Southern College and a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Colorado in Denver. Her work has been published in the Florida Journal of Educational Research, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, and the Air & Space Power Journal. Additionally, you can find Dr. Fowler's instructional tools on APA Style formatting at


Ed.D., Florida Southern College, Doctor of Education, 2020

M.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 2003

B.A., Indiana State University, 2001


Publications and Exhibitions

Fowler, M. (2021, April). Social media and first-year students' adjustment to college: A mixed-methods study. Roundtable session presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Virtual. 

Fowler, M., Galbraith, N., Giordano, V., Hornick, J. N., McDonald, R. M., Morgan, M., & Wade, S. (2021, April). The virtual graduate research marathon: Engaging with doctoral candidates remotely. Poster session presented at the 2021Association of College and Research Libraries Distance and Online Learning Conference. Virtual.

Fowler, M., Shibilski, K., Goodmon, L., & Esparza, J. (2021, March). Engaged learning: An APA Style writing workshop for undergraduate students. Poster session to be presented at the 67th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), Virtual.

Law, M. (2019). APA Style writing instruction in graduate education. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 57(2), 72-80. 
Smith, P. L., & Law, M. R. (2018). PSY 1110/1510: Psychology and the natural world: Laboratory manual. Sagamore Beach, MA: Academx Publishing Services, Inc. 

Smith, P. L., & Law, M. (2017). PSY 1110: Psychology and the natural world: Laboratory manual. Tampa, FL: Academx Publishing Services, Inc. 

Law, M. R. F., Packard, Jr. G. A., & Foster, C. A. (2006). Improving feedback to improve airmen. Air & Space Power, 20(4), 71-81. *Also published in French (2007) and Chinese (2007) editions of the journal. 

Foster, C., & Law, M. R. F. (2006). How many perspectives provide a compass? Differentiating 360-degree and multi-source feedback. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 14(3), 288-291.