Director of Grants & Public Programs
Staff member since: 1999
Melissa Davis oversees Humanities Tennessee’s grants and public programs. In this role, she travels extensively throughout the state, building relationships with community organizations, small museums, and grantees.
Melissa earned a B.A. in Creative Writing and Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining Humanities Tennessee in 1999, she worked as a teacher and editor in university settings, and she was the Assistant Curator at the Hartzler-Towner Multicultural Museum in Nashville. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys traveling the world, reading, hiking, and exploring cultural and historical treasures within Tennessee.