Stephen Melby Bio Page

Instructor of Social Work

Stephen MelbyOffice: Old Main, Room 424b
Phone: 806-651-2904

Professional Profile

Mr. Melby joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 2017. He received a B.S. in Psychology from Minnesota State University at Mankato in 1985, an M.A. in Physical Education with a concentration in the Psychosocial Aspects of Sport from Minnesota State University at Mankato in 1993 and an M.S.W. from New Mexico Highlands University in 1998  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Performance Psychology Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona.

Teaching and Related Service

BSW program instructor, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico

Board member of the National Association of Social Workers, New Mexico, 2014-2016

Developed, presented and implemented Performance Enhancement Program:  Social Work Licensure Exam at Eastern New Mexico University, 2014 to 2017

Children United with Parents (CUP) training program

Roosevelt County Detention Center, Portales, New Mexico, 2013-2015     

Presented at the 50th New Mexico Addiction Education Network (NMAEN) Conference at Western New Mexico University in Silver City New Mexico.  The 3-hour presentation was titled, "Social Work Perspectives on Addiction: A Multicultural Perspective."  August 2, 2016.

Presented at Social work orientation session:  "Student Success and the Importance of Critical Thinking."  August 15, 2016.

Dissertation in progress: The Perceptions of Self-care by Licensed Social Workers:  Effectiveness and Barriers, Grand Canyon University, Ph.D. in Psychology

Research and Creative Activity

Mr. Melby’s research interests include performance aspects of practicing social workers, building positive cultures in athletics, and team-building aspects of organizations.

Personal Sketch

Mr. Melby and his wife, Dr. Beth Birky-Melby reside in Portales, New Mexico, where his wife is a Professor at Eastern New Mexico University.  They have enjoyed renovating their home and both enjoy an active lifestyle.  Mr. Melby is an avid golfer and enjoys the challenges of playing through the winds of West Texas.