Faculty MemberMelissa Steel King, Ed.D.

Senior Research Scientist

E-mail: mking3@albany.edu
Telephone: (518) 442-5765

Specialization: Child Development and Psychology, PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction

Projects:
Albany Promise Evaluation
Magnet School Assistance Program Evaluation

Melissa joined CHSR in 2012 to work on Education and Early Childhood projects. Her current projects include the evaluation of Albany Promise, a cross-sector partnership to provide cradle-to-career support for Albany children, and an evaluation of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program at Albany High School. Before coming to CHSR, Melissa worked in the Research and Validation Department at Scholastic Inc. conducting evaluation research on PreK-12 curricula. Prior experience includes work as an elementary school teacher and as a trainer and evaluator for social and ethical awareness programs in elementary and middle schools. Melissa has applied qualitative and quantitative methods to a variety of research interests, including socio-emotional learning and development, PreK-12 literacy instruction and intervention, fidelity of implementation for instructional programs, and school improvement. 

Melissa received her Bachelor’s degree from Williams College and her Master’s in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She completed her Ed.D. in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.