Jim Melancon

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
B.S. Health Studies

Dr. Jim Melancon spent over 10 years in the corporate world before moving to higher education in 2008. He joined the Walden team in 2010 as an adjunct instructor, teaching undergraduate courses in the School of Health Sciences (Health Studies, Public Health and Healthcare Management). In addition, he also serves as a lead faculty for the department. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and an active member in professional organizations at the state and national level.

Dr. Melancon's current research interests include chronic disease (alcohol, tobacco, obesity), implementing innovative teaching methods/technology in
online classrooms and health advocacy. He has a number of publications in professional journals along with presenting at conferences.

Courses Taught

HLTH 1005 - Context of Healthcare Delivery


PhD, Texas Woman's University

MBA, Amberton University

BBA, Northwood University


Hutchins, M., Melancon, J. D., Sneed, D., Nunning, J. (2015). Effectiveness of the complete health improvement program.. The Physical Educator

Hutchins, M., Melancon, J. D., Nunning, J. (2012). Health teaching self-efficacy of middle and high school health education teachers. Journal of Health Education Teaching


Hutchins, M., Melancon, J. D., McInerny, M. (2015). Teaching self-efficacy of a selected group of secondary health education teachers. American School Health Association Annual School Health