Melissa Comer

Dr. Melissa Comer

Dr. Melissa Comer is a professor in the College of Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction at Tennessee Technological University in the United States. She teaches literacy-related courses in traditional and online environments at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professional activities include multiple presentations, keynote addresses, interactive webinars, various publications, service activities, and diverse research in assorted venues, journals/books, conference proceedings, and reputable organizations. She was recently recognized with the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Award for Excellence in Innovative Instruction. Additionally, Professor Comer has been a recipient of several grants, having most recently been awarded the Faculty Academy grant which supports course delivery redesigns in the online environment. Currently, she serves as the editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Childhood Education, an online, refereed journal.

Teaching, Research, and Professional Interest

Research interests include adolescent literacy, teacher education, technology integration in literacy, content literacy, diversity and equity in literacy, and Appalachian culture and linguistics.

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