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Greg Mellas

Metropolitan State University
Director, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship
St. Paul, MN
Greg Mellas has 20 years of experience working in community engagement, outreach and development in domestic and international settings. As director of Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Greg leads the university’s civic and community-engagement initiatives, and supports the President and Provost in developing strategic university partnerships. He previously served as Service Learning Director, Center for Civic Engagement Leader, and Spanish Instructor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Earlier he worked as an English as a second language and citizenship instructor at Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio, and served for two years in the US Peace Corps. His research has focused on the efficacy of engaged pedagogy to promote communicative competence and social responsibility among second language learners.