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Dr. Dwayne Melton

Associate Dean/Associate Professor

(434) 592-4110


  • D.B.A., Northcentral University
  • M.B.A., Liberty University
  • B.S., Liberty University


Dr. Melton has spent over 15 years in Higher Education. His experience covers both online and residential formats. He currently serves in CASAS as the Associate Dean. Experience outside of Higher Education includes service in the U.S. Air Force, sales and operations management, and sport programming through County Parks and Recreation and a faith-based non-profit organization focused on community engagement.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Deans and Directors (AD&D)
  • First Year Experience (FYE)

Research Interests

  • Academic Success Strategies
  • Student Persistence
  • Project and Operations Management

Courses Taught

  • ASCS 101 Theory for Academic Success
  • ASCS 105 Accountability for Academic Success
  • MENT 101 Mentoring for University Transition
  • BUSI 240 Organization Behavior I
  • BUSI 300 Business Communications
  • MGMT 625 Project Planning & Scheduling
  • BUSI 680 Advanced Project Management I
  • BMAL 704 Strategic Organizational Change


Manicone, H.A., Melton, D.K., Yates, B.C. (2023). Online orientation course: A predictor of new student persistence and academic success. Journal of Access, Retention, and Inclusion in Higher Education, (6), 6-27. https://www.wcupa.edu/universityCollege/documents/5609%20-%20JARIHE%20Journal%20University%20College%205.5%20x%208.5%20FINAL%202023.pdf

Melton, D. K. (2017). Perspectives of Project Managers on Stakeholder Management: A Qualitative Case Study on Long-term Project Success (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (10742608)

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