Melinda (Mindy) Rice received her bachelor’s degree in history and art history from Seattle University. She has a doctorate in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in 18th century French history. She lived in France for four years while researching and writing her dissertation. She is currently a professor at the University of Mississippi where she teaches history, including courses on the Renaissance, Reformation, French Revolution, European Enlightenment, Napoleonic Era and Nineteenth Century Europe.
Mindy loves to travel and teach, and has been to India thrice to facilitate courses for gifted students.
Mindy facilitated the course "Revolutions & The future of 21st Century Democracy" at GSS2018.