Dr. Melissa Furman, MS, DBA
Dr. Melissa Furman’s passion for guiding individuals with career, professional, and leadership development inspired her to launch Career Potential to help individuals achieve and organizations succeed.
Dr. Furman previously served as the assistant dean and currently serves as a faculty member at the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia and Georgia Tech Professional Education Division in Savannah, GA. Prior to Augusta University, she served in a variety of roles at Emory University, The University of Georgia, and Johns Hopkins University. Her research includes generational diversity, unconscious bias, career and leadership development, emotional intelligence, and assisting technical professionals transition into management roles.
With 20 years of academic training and experience, Dr. Furman is known as a subject matter expert and provides a knowledge of diverse learning styles. She offers individual coaching and organizational consulting services to corporate, non-profit, and government organizations, as well as serves as a speaker at state, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Furman is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and obtained her Doctorate of Business degree and Masters of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Susquehanna University.
Dr. Furman was recently awarded “Faculty Member of the Year” by the Augusta University Student Government Association and the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, designated as a “Top 10 in 10 Young Professional to Watch” by the Augusta Metro Chamber ofCommerce, and nominated for Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40”.