Melissa Dubois, Ph.D.
Melissa Dubois is the Executive Director of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership, a regional collaborative hosted by the Oregon Institute of Technology. The partnership comprises more than 40 stakeholders in STEM education, including those from K-12 schools and districts, higher education, business and industry, and community STEM education providers. Her role is to identify and create synergies among diverse partnering organizations to create sustainable, systemic change in STEM teaching and learning for all students to prepare them for an increasingly complex and technological society and workforce. Dr. Dubois comes to education following a career in applied microbiology. She earned a Ph.D. in microbiology (University of Wisconsin, 2005) and moved to Portland, OR to conduct her postdoctoral research at the OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute. She lives near Portland with her two young daughters.