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Melissa Kulp

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Assistant Dean, Career & Student Success Center
Copeland 220

Education

  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of South Florida, 2022

  • M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, University at Buffalo, 2016

  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Boston University, 2009

  • B.S., Earth & Space Science, Miami University, 2007

Research Interests

Career Competencies & Soft Skill Development; Academic Advising for Students on Probation

Publications

  • Kulp, M. (2022). Self-perceptions of major choice and employability skill development in sophomore business students. [dissertation, University of South Florida].
  • Fowler, K. & Kulp, M. (2021). Decentralization of career services: A case study. In Maietta (Ed.), Cases in Career Services: A Working Guide for Practitioners (pp. 325-334). National Association of Colleges and Employers.
  • Kulp, M., Secor, G., & Dazey, M. (February 2020). On the cutting edge: Building culturally aware career service initiatives. National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Journal, 14-20

Presentations & Awards

  • Kulp, M. (2020, June). Strengthening Career Readiness with our ‘Slumping’ Sophomore Population. Presented at the annual conference for the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (FL ACE), Virtual.
  • Fowler, K., Kulp, M., Montalvo, D., & Wagner, M. (2019, June). County-Wide Talent Pipeline Partnership. Presenting at the annual conference for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Orlando, Florida.
  • Kulp, M., Secor, G., & Dazey, M. (2019, June). On the Cutting Edge: Building Culturally Aware Career Service Initiatives. Presented at the annual conference for the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (FL ACE), Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Fowler, K., Kulp, M., Montalvo, D., & Wagner, M. (2019, June). County-Wide Talent Pipeline Partnership. Presenting at the annual conference for the Florida National Association of Colleges and Employers (FL ACE), Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Kulp, M. & Fowler, K. (2019, March). Engaging with the Local Community for Talent Pipeline Development. Presented at the annual conference for the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA), Chicago, Illinois.
  • Fowler, K. & Kulp, M. (2018, June). Decentralizing Career Services Roundtable Discussion. Presented at the annual conference for the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (FL ACE), Orlando, Florida.