Melissa Welborn

Research Associate


302 Sikes Hall
Box 345406
Clemson, SC 29634-5406

Phone: (864) 656-1589
Fax: (864) 656-0163

M Welborn

Member of the Institutional Research Office since February 2007.

Main Areas of Focus:

  • Submits official semester reports to the SC Commission on Higher Education.
  • Maintains a database of faculty credentials and performing compliance audits.
  • Assists in database management for the student evaluation of instructors system.
  • Assists other IR staff with report editing and development.

Current Research Interests:

  • Reviewing SACS faculty credential standards to ensure we are in compliance. 
  • Documenting community engagement initiatives at Clemson.
  • Seeking patterns in student persistence and retention.

Professional Background:

Previously, Melissa worked as a compensation consultant to local governments and as a Human Resources Analyst for a financial services company in Greenville.  Her background brings strengths in survey data compilation, data analysis, and report writing.


  • Bachelor of English, University of Georgia
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Georgia

Awards and Honors:

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Institutional Researchers
  • SC Association of Institutional Researchers