Name: Melissa Kasmin, PhD, LCSW
Rank: Assistant Professor
School: Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology and Education
Office: DH 323
Phone: 973-328-5612
Education: Ph.D. in Social Work, Rutgers University
MSW, University of Michigan
B.A. in Psychology, Kenyon College,
Program in Educational Leadership, Foundation for Educational Administration


Dr. Melissa Kasmin joined the County College of Morris faculty in 2017. She is the Faculty Special Projects coordinator for the Early Childhood Education Program and the Human Services Program. Prior to joining CCM, Dr. Kasmin taught at several universities and worked in a variety of schools as a social worker, administrator, and consultant. With numerous certifications in educational administration including Social Work Supervisor and School Principal, Dr. Kasmin specializes in early childhood education, special education, and educational leadership.

Dr. Kasmin completed her Ph.D. in Social Work in 2009 at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her dissertation, examining resiliency in disadvantaged kindergarteners, earned the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Dissertation. Dr. Kasmin has published on educational reform and continues to present workshops to schools on implementing best practices.

“CCM students are passionate about becoming teachers, social workers, guidance counselors and other child and family-related professionals. As a professor, I am passionate about helping my students discover their own pathway toward achieving their educational and career goals,” remarks Kasmin.