Dr. Melanie A. Hulbert is an Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. She received her undergraduate degree in sociology from Western Washington University and her M.A. in Women’s Studies and Ph.D in Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Hulbert’s areas of research have primarily focused on race/ethnicity and gender. Her most recent research focuses on millennial attitudes on race and ethnicity in a Post-Obama Era. She speaks regularly on college campuses about racial identity, gender and masculinities, leadership, and identity development. She believes that college can be a transformational time in a students life and she has a passion for journeying with students during this time in their lives. Melanie loves to travel the world, adventure in the outdoors, and is currently training for her 15th marathon! She is crazy about her husband Jeff , her two teenage sons, Caleb and Aidan, and her rescue pup, Duke!