Dr. Melanie Carter is the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Enrollment Management at Howard University.
From 2007-2012, Dr. Carter served as a Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs in the Howard University School of Education including one year as Interim Dean (2010-2011). She has more than 25 years of experience as an administrator in academic and student affairs leading and developing academic and academic support programs that foster student success and retention. An associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Dr. Carter’s research focuses on the history of higher education institutions, specifically HBCUs and pre-desegregation Black professional organizations.
Dr. Carter is the recipient of numerous fellowship/research awards, including a Spencer Fellowship to serve as a scholar-in-residence at Emory University, and the Henry C. McBay Research Fellowship Award from the United Negro College Fund. Her publications have appeared in Educational Researcher, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin.
Dr. Carter earned a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from The Ohio State University. She also completed the HERS in Higher Education Leadership Program at Bryn Mawr College.