Melda N. Yildiz

Melda N. Yildiz

Global Scholar, Teacher Educator


Melda N. Yildiz is a global scholar, teacher educator, author and edupreneur. 2009-2010, Melda served as the first Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan. Since 1994, she taught Media Literacy Education, Multimedia Production, Women Studies, Asian Studies, and Global Education to P-16 educators and teacher candidates. Melda worked as a Media Specialist, taught video and media production to grades 9-12, and published and presented featuring Educational Media, Global Education, Media Literacy, Education Semiotics, and Multicultural Education in many national and international conferences. She received her Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts on Math & Science and Instructional Technology. She received an M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University on Instructional Technology. She majored in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Bogazici University, in Turkey.

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2015 - Present

Contributing Faculty - Ph.D. Global and Comparative Education

Walden University
Teach courses and mentor student research.
Dec 2014 - Present

Consultant- Director, Assessment, Accreditation, Compliance

Eastern International College-Jersey City
* Coordinate university-wide assessment activities and responsible for data collection for assessment of institutional effectiveness, program and learning outcomes, and develop and implement assessment models and effective data collection and interpretation techniques. * Collaborate with department heads or program directors, participate in committees, and provide support for faculty and non-academic offices in the implementation of institutional effectiveness assessments through workshops and seminars. * Generate internal and external institutional reports utilizing scientific (quantitative and qualitative) methodologies.
Mar 2014 - Present


NJ Fulbright Organization
Organized meetings and presentations. Please consider joining us NJ Fulbright Spring Meeting March 7 Saturday at 12 pm. Location: Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, Princeton, NJ.
Jan 2013 - Present


Bridges of Hope Project (BOHP)
Volunteered for graphic design and updating the website.
May 2002 - Present

Judge for Student Projects

National History Project
Judged students videos, posters for National History Day projects.
Jan 2010 - Jun 2015


Kean University
Faculty Member. Taught courses in research, educational technology, teacher work samples (TWS); developed and updated courses; participated in StarTalk grant project; and served on department, college, and university committees. Affiliate Faculty. (2010-Present). Asian Studies. Chair: Curriculum Committee.
2010 - 2015

Associate Professor

Kean University Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education
Union, NJ Associate Professor.
Sep 2013 - May 2014


Kean University Kean University Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education
2010 - Dec 2010

Instructional Designer/director

Kean University
Instructional Designer/Director.. Co-developed“ Introduction to Indian Culture and Hindi Language” StarTalk program.
Sep 2009 - 2010

Public Affairs Lesley(College) University

Public Affairs Lesley(College) University
Fulbright, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Fulbright Scholar. /US
2009 - Jan 2010


Presenter. /American Council
Yildiz, M.. Turkmen Proverbs. Multilingual Children's Book. Collaborative Art Project. Multimedia.US Public Affairs. Turkmenistan. “ Educational Technology for English Teachers: Improving English Teaching using New Media” PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE cont.
2001 - 2009

Assistant Professor

William Paterson University Lesley(College) University
Wayne, NJ Assistant Professor(Tenured) of Educational Media.(2002-2009) Secondary and Middle School Education, College of Education Faculty Member. Taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in media education, learning technologies, literacy across the content areas, multicultural education, and differentiated instruction.
2005 - 2009

Women Studies & Asian Studies. College of Humanities

William Paterson University 
Affiliate Faculty.. and Social Sciences. Taught undergraduate women studies course online and in cluster format. Participated in transdisciplinary projects, program assessments, and learning circles.
2005 - 2008

Curriculum Designer

Asia Society William Paterson University Lesley(College) University
United States Department of Education Grant Project. Developed and presented projects and curriculum integrating Asia into the undergraduate curriculum.
2001 - 2007

John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks, & Lesley(College) University

John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks, & Lesley(College) University
Faculty Liaison,., Future Teachers Club, Paterson Teachers for Tomorrow(PT4T) Grant, Paterson, NJ.
Sep 2005 - Aug 2006


College of Education William Paterson University Lesley(College) University
Director.. Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Subject Field Certification Program, Department of Secondary and Middle School Education,. Affiliate Faculty. Taught classes in a cluster team teaching model in the Honors College.
Jul 2005 - Aug 2005


Oxford University
Research Scholar.. Harris Manchester,, UK.




University of Massachusetts
1994 - 1995


Southern Connecticut State University


Bogaziçi University
1990 - 1991

Student Teacher

Robert College