Adjunct Professor of American Sign Language at the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 2006, Melanie was a teacher at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf for six years. She is currently an adjunct professor at Arcadia University.
- B.A., Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
- M.A., Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
Her research explores the role that ASL plays in American politics and education, with particular emphasis on the impact of the mass media and attitudes on perception of the Deaf.
She serves as a board member for the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Sign Language Teachers Association.