Melody M. Pannell has served in the field of social work, higher education and social justice ministry for over 25 years. Melody holds a Foundational Church Ministries Certificate from The Evangelical Training Association at The New York School of The Bible, a Bachelors in Social Work and Youth Ministry from Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham
University in New York City.
In addition, Melody Pannell obtained a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts in Christian Education from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia and is a current graduate certificate student of Restorative Justice at the Center of Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University.
Presently, Melody Pannell is serving as Assistant Professor of Social Work in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Director of Field Placement, Chairperson for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Vice – President of the Faculty Senate at .