Assistant Director of Faculty Systems

About Melody

Melody Darnall is the Assistant Director of Faculty Systems (formerly Academic Administration) in IU School of Medicine’s Faculty Affairs | Professional Development | Diversity.  Melody has been on campus since 2002 in varying administrative roles at both the School of Medicine and IU Health.  She has been with FAPDD since 2012.  Melody has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with a minor in Organizational Communication from Indiana University.  She also holds a certificate in Event Management, Human Resources Management, and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Purdue).

Melody is responsible for managing, coordinating, and advising on all faculty affairs systems, functions, and transactions; including appointments and hiring, reappointments, promotion and tenure, leaves, eDocs (HRMS), terminations, etc.  She provides interpretation, guidance and training to faculty and staff on academic, administrative, and school related policies, procedures, and precedents.  She serves as the liaison between the University and campus Faculty Affairs office, the School of Medicine Departments/Units, and the Dean’s office to clarify needs and requirements.