As the Faculty Affairs Officer, Melissa is the School’s resource for all faculty related matters and the in-house resource on School and University policies and procedures as it relates to faculty. She maintains the faculty database to track all faculty and is responsible for drafting contracts, offer letters, re-appointment letters on behalf of the Dean. She serves as Faculty Secretary, and provides support to the Executive Faculty and to the Faculty Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee. Melissa administers FMLA policies for all TUSDM faculty.
Before she was at Tufts, Melissa worked at Simmons College for 11 years in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. While at Simmons she received her Master’s in Communications Management. Melissa enjoys cooking and spending time with her three cats and husband in their home in Somerville.