Melanie Lain Musser

Instructor of Social Work

Melanie Lain Musser, MSW, has been teaching at Anderson University since 1992, first as an adjunct instructor, then as a full-time faculty member, and returning as Instructor of
Social Work.

Having earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Indiana University, she has practiced as a clinical social worker in community mental health counseling, in-patient psychiatric services, medical social work, and older adult and caregiver support services.

She teaches courses in the Social Work and Family Science programs, with a particular interest in introducing students to professional roles in social services, integration of faith and learning and professional practice, and exploring family dynamics in societal context.

Beyond AU, her volunteer and ministry roles have included advocating for children in poverty (Church of God child sponsorship program Children of Promise), promoting water well construction in developing countries to address the global clean water crisis (through Living Water International), serving in various youth development organizations (including Girl Scouts of Central Indiana), and ministry to the local community through Crosspoint Church in Fishers.

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