Melody Rawlings, EdD

Full Professor, School of Business

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Areas of Expertise: 

  • ​Leadership
  • Management
  • Nonprofit


  • Educational Leadership (EdD)​ - Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, KY 41099

Dissertation Title:

​​​Impact of Instructional Design on Virtual Teams

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Leadership
  • management
  • virtual workplace
  • teamwork
  • ethics

Select Publications:

  • Rawlings, M. & Downing, M. (2017). E-Service learning in virtual teamwork. In C. Crosby & F. Brockmeier (Eds.), Student experiences and educational outcomes in community engagement for the 21st century (pgs. 115-149).  IGI Global.
  • Downing, M. & Rawlings, M. (2016). Effective teamwork: Building a toolkit for success. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Rawlings, M. (2014). Are you an online team player? A pilot study. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 5(1), 20-33. DOI: 10.4018/ijvple.2014010102
  • Rawlings, M., & Sue, E. (2013). Preparedness of Chinese students for American culture and communicating in English. Journal of International Students, 3(1), 22-33.
  • Rawlings, M. (Fall 2004). A comparative analysis for the selection of a technology career website for students and employers, Journal of Business and Training Education, 13, 87-102.

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​Northcentral University, School of Business, La Jolla, CA: April 2017 – Present. Lead Faculty & Doctoral Chair: PhD-Organizational Leadership
  • Northcentral University, Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations, July 2020-Present. Director
  • Northern Kentucky University, College of Arts and Sciences: August 2012 – July 2016 Lecturer, Organizational Leadership
  • Northern Kentucky University:  College of Arts and Sciences: August 2004 – July 2012 Adjunct Faculty, Organizational Leadership