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Melissa Dabiri, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies
Phone: (626) 387-5312
Melissa Dabiri, Ed.D., used to teach English at the middle school level, and her master’s thesis focused on her passion for developing resiliency in academically at-risk youth. Following her desire to work with teachers and aid their professional growth, she completed her doctorate with a dissertation on utilizing methods of differentiated instruction to increase the success of diverse learners. She is now fulfilling her passion for teaching undergraduate students and preparing them to pursue teaching careers.


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
M.A.Ed., Teaching, Azusa Pacific University
B.A., English (Minor in Biblical Studies), Azusa Pacific University

California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Azusa Pacific University
Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate, Azusa Pacific University


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Beginning Teacher Training
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Staff Development
  • Teaching Diverse Student Populations

Courses Taught

EDLS 300 – Introduction to Teaching as a Profession, K–12
EDLS 405 – Diversity in the Classroom
EDLS 496 – Senior Seminar: Education and Professional Ethics

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Office Location

Building One, Room 202, West Campus

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