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Consultants | Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D.
Vice President

Melissa has more than 25 years of experience in higher education administration at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and most recently, as the Associate Dean for Executive Education and Strategic Initiatives at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. She has held senior leadership positions in academic affairs, admissions and enrollment management, executive education, new program development, and strategic planning. At Brill Neumann, she is a key leader on searches providing strategic recruitment support, research, candidate development, and client services.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications (Phi Beta Kappa) and a Master of Arts in higher education administration, both from Boston College. She earned a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania where her dissertation research focused on building the administrative leadership pipeline on college and university campuses. Melissa serves on the Board of Directors of the Education Alumni Association at Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

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