MBU Welcomes Dr. Melanie Bishop as Dean of the Education Division

Dr. Melanie Bishop joins Missouri Baptist University this month as dean of the education division, the largest academic division at the university.

Bishop comes to MBU with more than 16 years of experience in the field of education. She has taught at the middle school, high school, and college level, and was most recently an associate professor and the education program coordinator at a local community college.

Bishop is a member of multiple education associations and committees including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and she has presented at regional and national education conferences.

“Dr. Bishop’s outstanding credentials and engaging leadership style will provide strategic vision for the growing education division, helping inspire students to excellence as they pursue a career in education,” said Dr. Arlen Dykstra, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Bishop holds a B.S. in Mathematics-Secondary Education from Southwest Baptist University, an M.A. in Education and an Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership, both from Lindenwood University.