Office of the Dean
Meet the Dean of NAU’s College of Education
Dr. Ramona Mellott is the Dean of the College of Education (COE) at Northern Arizona University and is leading the college in developing innovative solutions to many of the challenges facing education.
Current accomplishments include work related to the accreditation of professional educational programs through CAEP; accreditation on contingency for the Combined Counseling/School Psychology doctoral program; launching a new doctoral program in Clinical Psychology; creating programs to increase student enrollment and retention with a focus on diversity enrollment; and growing enrollment in online programs. As part of her commitment to addressing the teacher shortage, she has helped to design programs in rural areas across the state including Grow Your Own programs across the state of Arizona, and the state-funded Arizona Teachers Academy Scholarship program, which are critical in addressing teacher shortages in Arizona. Her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is evident in all of her work by her supporting the work of the AZ K-12 Center, which is critical to helping teachers succeed with the ultimate goal of helping all students achieve success. Another new project currently underway in partnership with school districts, the college and the AZ K-12 is establishing an Arizona Teacher Residency program. Dr. Mellott also serve as the CO-PI for the Arizona GEAR UP grant which is committed to increasing postsecondary access, attendance, and attainment for students from low-income communities.