Melissa Shafner joined Connecticut College on January 19, 2016, as the new Director of Student Accessibility Services.
Melissa earned her B.A. in psychology from Connecticut College, a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, and an M.S. Ed. from the University of New Haven. Prior joining Connecticut College, Melissa worked for eight years in a college transition program for students with learning disabilities, where she served as a faculty member, academic adviser, and Director of Academics. She taught courses in humanities, writing, and executive functioning.
Prior to entering the education field, Melissa had careers as an attorney and a magazine editor. She currently serves on the Board of Directors as a past president at Solomon Schechter Academy of New London and chairs their education committee.