Melanie Rathburn


Melanie Rathburn

B.Sc. Honours, Biology & Environmental Science (Trent University)
M.Sc. Ecology (University of Georgia)
PhD Biology (Queen's University)

Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Academic

Office: B 342 D

Phone: 403.440.8636

After completing biology degrees at Trent University (BSc), University of Georgia (MSc) and Queen’s University (PhD), Melanie began teaching in 2005 and then moved to Calgary in 2009 to start at MRU. Melanie loves travelling, especially if it includes scuba diving, and she shares these experiences with students in her biology and general science classes. Melanie is actively engaged in field research with interests in biodiversity, animal behaviour and ecology. She also has research expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning with a particular focus on the development of intercultural competence, the role of service learning, and understanding how students develop critical reading skills. As the Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Melanie’s role is to work with various departments to support program and curriculum development, and help advance other Faculty-wide academic initiatives.