Deanna Melton-Riddle, DHA

Core Faculty,
Department of Healthcare

Dr. Deanna Melton-Riddle’s career as a healthcare professional spans over 20 years in both clinical and administrative roles. She has also served as a health educator over the last 14 years, both in person and online. She also has experience in course and curriculum development, teacher training, professional development, and consulting in secondary and higher education.

Dr. Melton-Riddle is married to Elder Phillip Riddle Sr. and has four sons: Phillip Jr., Nick, Ryon, and Ausar.


  • Master's in Human Services Administration
    National Louis University
  • Bachelor's in Psychology
    Chicago State University
  • Degree in Health Administration
    Central Michigan University

Research Interests

  • Health education
  • Healthcare administration