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Melody Rawlings, PhD

Full Professor & Director of Center for Advancement of Virtual Organizations, School of Business

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Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership development, non-profit management, ethical leadership, e-service, teamwork


  • Doctor of Educational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Technology


  • Impact of Instructional Design on Virtual Teamwork

Selected 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 (page #). Hershey, PA: 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), 29

Rawlings, M. (Fall 2004). A comparative analysis for the selection of technology career website for students and employers, Journal of Business and Training Education, 13:87-102     

Selected Professional Experience

  • Grant Director
  • Cooperative Education Director
  • Recruiting Director