Melissa Cruver, Ed.D.

Headshot Faculty Melissa Cruver

Associate Professor of Education
Department Chair, Early Childhood Education | CAEP Coordinator
Department: Early Childhood Education
Location: Tigerville, SC

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” --B. B. King
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Reading, Children’s Literature, and Early Childhood Education.


    B.S. Elementary Education PK-6, Bob Jones University

    M.A. Reading, Furman University

    Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Bob Jones University

  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes teaching for six years in elementary education and three years at the university level. I then took a seven-year hiatus to stay home with my children. I have been teaching at NGU since 2007.


  • Articles Published

    CAEP-required reports

  • Awards Received

    2020 – Excellence in Teaching Award, South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities


  • My Network

    I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes:

    • Dr. Ann Aust
    • Dr. Glenda Boone
    • Mrs. Sammie Burman
    • Dr. Nancy Caukin
    • Mr. Andrew Hodges
    • Dr. Sarah Little
    • Dr. Linda Parker
    • Dr. Michele Schaich
    • Dr. Constance Wright
  • My Story

    I come from a family of teachers and knew from a young age that God had called me to be a teacher. I began my teaching career with a small chalkboard and a “classroom” filled with stuffed animals. I progressed to teaching the children that I babysat, teaching Sunday School, and helping peers with their homework. I have had the opportunity to teach in public and private schools, as well as early childhood through post-graduate students. Teaching is my dream job!

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