Mel S. Falck earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology and Art from West Liberty University in 2002. Upon graduation, he worked in domestic violence prevention for a non-profit organization in Wheeling, WV. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in 2004, serving in various means and capacities. After completing his service with the army in 2011, he attended Appalachian State and pursued a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Expressive Arts Therapy concentration, and Express Arts graduate certificate, and a certificate in Addictions Therapy. Mel is currently pursuing his Ed. D. in Educational Leadership with an Expressive Arts focus.
Mel enjoys the arts, creative expression, and being with nature. He’s interested in how spirituality, creativity, and a sensitivity towards our environment can be incorporated into educational institutions in order to facilitate authentic and sustainable experiences of community and learning. His research interests include exploring how Post-humanist theory intersects with Arts Based Research practices and how the use of creativity and ritual can help to contribute to authentic, meaningful, and vulnerable conversations of social and ecological significance. Mel is currently licensed within the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and serves as the Reich College of Education Sustainability Committee Chair.
Title: Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisor
Department: James Center for Student Success & Advising
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-2696