Stan de Mello is a lecturer, field faculty, Affiliate Faculty-Canadian Studies and a member of the Community Centered Integrated Practice concentration. He has been on faculty at the Native Education Centre, Vancouver, University of British Columbia and the University of the Fraser Valley. Stan has a sustained interest in First Nations community development and has worked extensively with urban and rural communities in Canada and the United States. He has also been involved in developing field education sites and institutional relationships in Kenya, UK, Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Canada.
Stan has been the recipient of several Canadian Studies Enhancement grants that have supported student field trips across the 49th parallel to better understand comparative social work practice and policies. Stan has served on the boards of the National Association of Social Work (NASW), Chief Seattle Club and IDHA/Interim.