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Melissa Brown, M.S.W.

Assistant Professor of Social Work


Professor Brown began her social work career at the Area Agency on Aging where she completed assessments and provided ongoing case management for the aged, mentally ill, and homeless population. She then worked Crossroads Hospice with the terminally ill and their families, as well as supervised student interns. While at Crossroads Hospice, she completed an internship in the bereavement department where she worked with children and families working through grief and loss. Professor Brown left the hospice field to join the counseling team at Cedarville where she counseled students and served as adjunct professor. She began teaching for the Department of Social Work in 2015.

Education and Credentials

  • M.S.W.,  The Ohio State University
  • B.S. in Social Work, Cedarville University
  • Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio


  • Enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. 
  • Avid pet lover and book reader.
  • Why Cedarville: I initially came to Cedarville University in 2005 as a college student. I loved that Cedarville was grounded in biblical truth and offered an accredited Social Work program. After graduating from graduate school, I chose to return to Cedarville because I was passionate about the mission of the University. I enjoy helping students learn about social work through a biblical lens.