Melanie Grellhesl teaches in the Communication and Fine Arts Department at LCU. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Angelo State University in 1996 and went on to earn her Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Texas Tech in 2010. While at Tech, Melanie earned the award of Graduate Student of the Year as well as Outstanding Teaching Assistant.
Melanie began her teaching career in 2000, teaching junior high Speech and Theatre classes for Arlington ISD. In 2002, she moved to teaching English, Speech, and Theatre at the high school level. Melanie was the One Act Play director as well as the UIL speech director for Colorado ISD until 2008. She directed several students to the state UIL level speech competitions during that time.
Melanie has been involved with LCU since 2010, when she began teaching classes as an adjunct instructor. She has since taken a full-time role as Lecturer in Residence. She is also LCU’s yearbook advisor.
Melanie is married to Derrick and they have two kids, Drew and Axel, who both attend Lubbock Christian School.