Melinda Harrison has a PhD in Educational Studies in Diverse Populations at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has taught freshman composition, linguistics, graduate communications, and graduate courses in teaching multilingual learners. She has an Ed.S. in Teaching English as a Second Language, an MA in English Studies, and graduate certificates in Teaching Multilingual Learners and Applied Mixed Methods (expected August 2023). Her empirical research projects have focused on supporting post-secondary students in transition, and her mixed methods dissertation research investigated the experiences of international graduate students moving into and through a Master of Public Health program.