Dr. Melynda Neal is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies and a faculty member in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Undergraduate Program at the Ybor City campus. Dr. Neal graduated with a Doctor of Law Degree in 1995 from Wayne State University Law School. She worked as an associate attorney for Bradley Frick and Associates in Columbus, Ohio, from 1995 to 1997. From 1998 to 2000, she worked as a staff attorney for Judge Dana Preisse of the Juvenile Court System in Columbus, Ohio and in 2000 she worked for the law firm of Chester, Wilcox, and Saxbe. In 2001 she relocated to Tampa and began teaching at Hillsborough Community College as an adjunct professor teaching both at Dale Mabry campus and Ybor Campus. She joined the Program as a full-time faculty member in 2006.