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Kim Melton, Ph.D.

Kim Melton
Title: Professor - Management
Phone: 706-867-2724

Office: Newton Oakes Center 116, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Business Statistics, Quality and Continual Improvement


Dr. Kim Melton is a professor of management in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. Dr. Melton has served at UNG for over 15 years and has been involved in both teaching and academic services for the College. In addition to her role at UNG, she is a consultant for organizations in the areas of statistics and quality.

Prior to joining UNG, she served as an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She continues to be actively involved in a variety of professional organizations in the area of management science and is an active facilitator / trainer for the Girl Scouts of America.

Courses Taught

BUSA 3110: Statistics for Business


  • Ph.D., Management Science, University of Tennessee, 1986
  • M.S., Management Science, University of Tennessee, 1982
  • B.S.Ed., Park and Recreation Administration, University of Georgia, 1978
  • A.A., Florida State University, 1976

Research/Special Interests

Quality, systems thinking, statistical thinking, pedagogy of teaching statistics


Melton, K., Duke, A. (2015). A systemic view of student selection processes for undergraduate business programs [reports a 25% acceptance rate]. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 19(3), 205-222.

Melton, K., Anthony, S. (2015). When measurement becomes the mission - don't trust the measurement! [listed in ABDC]. The Journal for Quality and Participation, 38(1), 29-33.

Melton, K. (2008). Using modified mastery assignments to increase learning in business statistics. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 6 (2), 239-245.


Melton, K. (2016). Using Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge to Gain Insight into Data Collection. W. Edwards Deming Institute.

Melton, K. (2016). What Role Does/Should The Deming System of Profound Knowledge Play in the World of “Big Data”?. W. Edwards Deming Institute.

Work Experience

Statistical / Quality Consultant
1986 - Present

Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
1985 - 1998

Faculty Intern
Tredegar Industries, Molded Products Division

University of Tennessee
1984 - 1985

Field Director
Tanasi Girl Scout Council
1978 - 1980

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