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Melanie Page

Associate VP for Creative and Scholarly Activities

Melanie Page presenting at a WVU workshop

Associate VP for Creative and Scholarly Activities

(304) 293-5913

Dr. Page works in conjunction with Dr. Fred King, Vice President for Research, and coordinates her efforts with department chairs, deans, associate deans, and members of the Research Office to enable faculty success.

She is currently enjoying her position at WVU and is focused on helping faculty achieve their highest potential.

In August of 1998, Professor Page started her academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University where she was promoted to full professor in 2010. She joined WVU as the Assistant Vice President for Creative and Scholarly Activities in October 2013.

She has two main areas of research: the first area of interest is health related behaviors and programs including children and adolescents’ development, social development, and the prevention of mental and physical health problems; the second main area of interest is teaching, mentoring, and scientific workforce development. Professor Page has participated as a principal or co-investigator on a number of NSF and NIH grants.

Degrees

  • Arizona State University, 1998
    Ph.D. Psychology, emphasis in Quantitative Psychology
    Dissertation: Effects of Censoring and Proportionality in Survival Analysis

  • Arizona State University, 1994
    M.S. in Family Resources and Human Development, emphasis Child Development
    Master's thesis: Conflict Resolution and its Relation to Preschoolers' Social Functioning

  • Arizona State University, 1991
    B.S. in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude)

The AVP’s primary responsibility is to facilitate the success of faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHaSS) in achieving greater external support and recognition for their creative and scholarly work, generally captured under the “research” part of the faculty member’s workload assignment. The AVP leads the development of projects that incorporate faculty from various colleges to address state, regional, national, and international issues while increasing recognition for the university in faculty scholarship.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting faculty to identify and secure opportunities that will increase their external profiles as scholars.
  • Developing and implementing internal programs to enhance the competitiveness of faculty for external funding opportunities to support their creative and scholarly activities.
  • Providing faculty with high quality faculty development opportunities in conjunction with the Teaching and Learning Commons
  • Assisting faculty to high profile awards in the arts, humanities, and social sciences such as those recognized by the National Research Council and the Center for Measuring University Performance.
  • Working with the Associate VP for Research Development to build teams that will seek and secure projects that bridge across many disciplines - recognizing the increasing importance of work at the intersection not only of the AHaSS with each other but their intersection with STEM as well.

Contact information

886 Chestnut Ridge Road, Room 408C
Email: melanie.page@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: (304) 293-5913
Fax: (304) 293-4932