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Melissa Winchell
Associate Professor and Graduate Chairperson of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership; Coordinator for Accelerated Post Baccalaureate Program
Adrian Tinsley Center, Room 209

BA, Gordon College
MAT, Salem State University
EdD, University of Massachusetts at Boston

Dr. Melissa Winchell (she/her) is an associate professor in Secondary Education and Educational Leadership and the graduate coordinator of the Accelerated Postbaccalaureate Program at Bridgewater State University. She is also the university’s Coordinator of Part-time Faculty Development. A veteran of Massachusetts urban public education for over twenty years, Dr. Winchell is Vice President of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). Her research interests are in social justice pedagogy, especially in antiracist education, disability studies, and teaching and learning in higher education. Dr. Winchell is co-editor of a forthcoming volume on what White faculty can do to sustain the lives of Black university students; she is well-published in critical race and critical Whiteness theories and pedagogies. Dr. Winchell is the founder of the non-profit Inclusion Matters and a community activist with Massachusetts’ Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Commonwealth’s Department of Developmental Services.

Area of Expertise
critical race theory
critical Whiteness studies
antiracist teacher education
antiracist education in P-12 schools
faculty development
teaching and learning in higher education