Melanie Cochran

Melanie Cochran

Senior Instructor
Department of Physics


  • Ed.D, University of South Alabama, 2022
  • M.S, University of Southern Mississippi, 2014
  • B.S, University of Southern Mississippi, 2012

Other Interests

During my graduate studies I was awarded the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Fellowship and conducted a study titled “Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Systems: Evaluating Past and Present Effluent Treatment Processes in Test Facilities”. The project included researching, assessing, collecting, and documenting information for the advancement in effluent treatment systems for nuclear thermal propulsion rocket test stands for which NASA is actively pursuing a new test program.