State of the State

State of the State

Presenter: Melissa Burrows, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Biography:

Melissa K. Burrows, PhD serves as the faculty diversity officer in the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University.  In this position, she oversees university compliance with equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations.  Burrows investigates informal complaint reviews of allegations of sexual harassment and/or discrimination and reviews job accommodation requests for faculty.  She also guides the University’s faculty diversity efforts, assists with the diversity education through faculty orientation and various presentations, and works to enhance the University’s overall commitment to diversity.  

Burrows listed in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who in Black Cleveland.  Burrows received her PhD in Public Administration and Urban Affairs from the College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.  Her dissertation research was entitled “Service Delivery in the Administrative State; Faith-Based Organizations as a Client Satisfaction Alternative.”  The essence of the work focused on service delivery in the administrative state.  The primary aim of the research was to examine faith-based organizations as an alternative form of service delivery.  Melissa is married to Grady Burrows, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and they have two sons ages fourteen and six.