Melissa Sussman Ph.D.

Dr. Melissa Sussman is a dedicated coach and adjunct faculty member in the fields of adult learning and leadership development. She has over 30 years of combined experience in consulting and coaching clients, facilitating adult student learning, corporate training, and directing programs.

Dr. Sussman is an Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach (ACPEC), a business owner, and a US Navy veteran. In addition, Melissa is an advisory board member in the School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, as well as a board member for a non-profit organization for US military veterans: Operation Catching Freedom.


  • ORGL 600: Foundations of Leadership


  • BGS, General Studies, Gonzaga University
  • M.A., English/TESL, Eastern Washington University
  • Ph.D., Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University