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.
critical Whiteness studies
antiracist teacher education
antiracist education in P-12 schools
teaching and learning in higher education