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Dr. Melvin A. Jenkins

  • Melvin JenkinsProfessor/Chairperson

    Office

    Pratt Hall, Room 202

    Phone

    724-357-2749

    E-mail

    mjenkins@iup.edu

    Education

    • EdD, Developmental Education, Concentration: Student development and Personnel Services, Grambling State University
    • MA, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • BA, Liberal Arts/Marketing, The Pennsylvania State University

    Grants

    • Act 101 - $220,000 annually, PHEAA, Indiana and Punxsutawney, PA Educational Opportunity Grant: 2011, 2012, 2013
    • IUP Pittsburgh Promise Plus - $150,000, Heinz Endowments: 2012
    • The R. Benjamin Wiley Partner ship Program (formerly Philadelphia Partnership) (Phase II) - $145,000 annually, PA State System of Higher Education: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (total approximately $1,000,000)
    • IUP COM-PASS - $5,000, Stackpole-Hall Foundation: 2005
    • Understanding Minorities - $15,000, State System of Higher Education: 1996

    Publications

    • "The effects of a precollege program on at-risk students," Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 26(1), Fall 2009
    • "Factors which influence the success or failure of American Indian/Native American college students," Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 15(2), Spring 1999

    Awards

    • Best 300 Professors, Princeton Review, 2012
    • IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research, Sponsored Programs Award for Outstanding Achievement in Curriculum & Instruction, 2008
    • IUP Panhellenic Association, Outstanding Professor, 2007

    Discography

    • There is No Turning Back. Compact Disc 3710136523, IUP Voices of Joy, 2007