Melanie Borrego, Ph.D

Melanie Borrego, Ph.D

Associate Dean and Associate Professor


P (619) 507-2120

Melani Borrego

Dr. Melanie Borrego is an Associate Professor of English and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of Arts and Sciences. She is responsible for supporting faculty and students, including assessment of student learning, the recruitment, development, and mentoring of adjunct faculty, and General Education program development. She is the Coordinator for the BA in Applied Studies Degree and the Associate of Arts Degree programs, the Prior Learning Assessment and Experiential (Internship) Learning programs. Before coming to Brandman, Dr. Borrego was a faculty member in the California Community College system for fifteen years, where she advocated for and developed online courses, served as the college’s first Education Coordinator for Online Learning, and co-chaired the Distance Education Committee.

Dr. Borrego has a long-term commitment to supporting educational innovation through participation in such organizations as the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), Computer Users in Education (CUE), the American Association of Academic Deans (ACAD), and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). She has given presentations on using the Lumina Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) in the creation of an AA degree and Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs), leveraging technology to integrate remediation support in gateway writing courses (making the remediation a co-requisite rather than a prerequisite), a member of the General Education Team (GET), and is a representative for General Education on the committee for Brandman’s Competency-Based Education (CBE) BA in Business degree program. Dr. Borrego is located at the San Diego campus.

  • Ph.D., English and American Studies, Penn State University
  • MA, English, University of California, Irvine
  • BA, English, University of California, Riverside
  • Certificate, Instructional Design for Online Programs, UCLA
  • MS Ed., Information Technology, Western Oregon University (in progress)
Scholarly Activities
  • “Integrating the DQP and LEAP ELOs into General Education and Associate Degree Programs,” Western Association of School and Colleges (WSCUC), WSCUC Academic Resource Conference. April 2012.
  • “21st Century General Education: Integrating the Essential Learning Outcomes and the Lumina Degree Qualification Profile for the conference General Education and Assessment: A Sea Change in Student Learning. “ Association of American Colleges and Universities, February 2012.
  • “Rethinking Writing Remediation for First Year Students.” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 2012.