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Melvin A. Jenkins, Ed.D.

Melvin JenkinsProfessor/Chairperson

Office

Pratt Hall, Room 202

Phone

724-357-2749

E-mail

mjenkins@iup.edu

Education

  • Ed.D., Developmental Education, Concentration: Student development and Personnel Services, Grambling State University
  • M.A., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., 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
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Pratt Hall, Room 202/203
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2729
  • Fax: 724-357-6940
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.