Melinda Doty has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Technology Systems at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina since August 2008 and has been teaching information technology courses since 2004. She currently teaches computer applications for industry, internet tools technology and have previously taught computer applications in a virtual world. She teaches a wide-range of students from traditional, freshman students in face-to-face classes to non-traditional, working adults entering at the junior level and only taking only online courses.
Melinda uses both SAM and MindTap platforms and has recently transitioned to an integrated version of MindTap within Blackboard. She loves the ability to use multiple textbooks with each platform to further enhance student learning and employability. She focuses on using SAM Projects and SAM Paths for her computer applications class and uses MindTap with SAM integrations for the internet tools class.
Melinda has worked with Cengage for many years and has seen how the platforms have evolved through the years to reach the products they are today. She has served on various focus groups for Cengage as well as served on various committees at the department, college and university level for her institution. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education, a Master of Science Degree in Vocational Education - Information Technologies and a Graduate Certificate in Professional and Technical Education. She looks forward to working with colleagues to enhance and improve their use of Cengage digital platforms to further improve the next generation of computer users.