Academic Faculty

Academic Chair of Humanities & Social Sciences and Instructor of Humanities & Social Sciences
Joined Saint Mary's in 2017

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction in Technology, Grand Canyon University
B.A., History, University of San Diego

Melissa Ramel, academic chair and instructor of humanities and social sciences and a residential faculty member, joined Saint Mary’s faculty in 2017. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of San Diego, where she attended on a full athletic scholarship for basketball. She earned her M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction in technology from Grand Canyon University. She taught in San Diego for 10 years at Cathedral Catholic High School and for two years at Francis Parker School. 

Ms. Ramel has taught grades 7-12 and an array of courses including American Government, AP U.S. Government, Economics, World History, U.S. History, Criminal Justice, and Sociology. She also created and taught online courses and presented at various conferences on the use of technology in the classroom. 

Ms. Ramel resides in Smedes Hall with her husband, Mike, who teaches P.E. at Brooks Elementary School, their daughter Adalyn and son Matthew. As avid sports fans, the Ramels love living in Raleigh because of the college sports culture and the family-friendly activities and events.

“Having the opportunity to work with and influence and empower future female leaders is what I value about Saint Mary’s,” says Ms. Ramel.