Melissa Dyer, MBA, MSN, RN

I am a Registered Nurse with 17 years of experience. I am a Kent State alum and College of Nursing Associate Lecturer and Course Coordinator. My clinical background is in Obstetrics. I have worked in the labor and delivery, high risk perinatal, mother/ baby, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, outpatient fetal evaluation, and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit settings. Prior to teaching, I worked in hospital administration. I lobby and advocate for health care policy issues and led nurses as a hospital administrator. I have taught a variety of courses and currently teach Parent Newborn Nursing, Health Care Policy, Leadership. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Health Policy at Kent State University. I have served as an American Delegate to China to study that country’s education and healthcare systems and am currently an Education Leadership Policy Fellow.

  • NURS 30010 - Parent Newborn Nursing
  • NURS 45010 - Health Care Policy and Delivery Systems
  • NURS 40045 - Integration Leadership
2015, Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Honoree2015, Outstanding Faculty Award, Kent State University Student's for Professional Nursing2014, Outstanding Teacher Award, Kent State University2013, Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award, Kent State University2012, Nurses’ Week Recognition for Making a Difference for Students, Akron General Medical Center2002, Nurses’ Week Award, Akron General Medical Center2000, 2001, Service Award for Outstanding Customer Service, Akron General Medical Center2000, Who's Who Among Nurses1999, Kent State University School of Nursing Award for Academic Excellence1999, Service League Scholarship, Akron General Medical Center1997, Kent Connection Scholarship Award1997, Honors Academic Achievement Award