Melissa Spriggs | Webster University

Melissa Spriggs

Melissa SpriggsAssistant Professor/Program Director
Human Services
Nursing Department
Interdisciplinary Science Building 404
Webster Groves Main Campus (WEBG)




Melissa Spriggs has worked in the human services field for over 20 years in the areas of disabilities services, substance abuse, juvenile corrections, mental health, and several middle and high school settings. Melissa has also been adjunct faculty at George Washington University, Trinity Washington University, McKendree University, and Lindenwood University. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Truman State University, a master's degree in counseling from Western Illinois University, and a doctorate in counseling from George Washington University. Melissa is currently the director of the MA in Human Services program at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. The program began in the Fall of 2015 and is now offered both as a blended program to local students and also fully online. Melissa enjoys educating, mentoring, and advising her students as they progress and grow through the program and in their careers. Her current research interests are compassion fatigue, wounded healers, and identity and career development of human services workers.