Melodee A. Walker

Assistant Professor in Residence

Educational Psychology

Assistant Professor in Residence

Areas of expertise: learning disabilities in reading/dyslexia, reading instruction, diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)/response to intervention (RTI) frameworks, data-based individualization (DBI)

Department of Educational Psychology, Neag School of Education

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Special Education, University of Texas at Austin

M.Ed., Learning Disabilities, Calvin College

B.A., Elementary Education, University of Northern Iowa


Dr. Melodee Walker is an Assistant Professor in Residence at the University of Connecticut in the Neag School of Education. Currently she serves as a Project Coordinator and member of the MTSS Research Network leadership team on an IES-funded Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) grant. Previously, Walker supported the intervention development and implementation of an NIH-funded research grant exploring the impacts of a reading intervention that integrates evidence-based practices for reducing child anxiety. She was also a Project Coordinator on an IES-funded grant to design and implement multicomponent reading interventions, and she has extensive experience providing technical assistance to schools in the areas of high-quality reading instruction, remediation of reading difficulties, MTSS, and data-based individualization (DBI) implementation. She was a special education teacher in private and public school settings for 11 years. 

See Dr. Walker’s Curriculum Vitae for a detailed list of recent work and publications

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