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College of Education

Faculty and Staff

Melissa Baker, Ph.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor of Middle Level Education
Department: Instruction and Teacher Education
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-6235
Melissa Baker, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Middle Grades Education, University of Georgia
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Tampa
B.A. English, Susquehanna University

Selected Publications and/or Presentations

McGraw, A., Dresden, J., Gilbertson, E., & Baker, M. (2017). Site-based teacher education as a context for attending to the complexity and person-centred nature of teaching and learning: A narrative inquiry involving teacher educators from Australia and the United States. In Nuttall, J., Kostogriz, A., Jones, M., & Martin, J. (Eds.). Teacher education policy and practice – Evidence of impact, impact of evidence. Singapore: Springer.

Baker, M. (2016). Parents for public school. In S.B. Mertens, M.M. Caskey, & N. Flowers (Eds.), Encyclopedia of middle grades education. Greenwich CT: Information Age Publishing.

Baker, M. (2016). Bridging school-university partnerships across the globe. College of Education Office of School Engagement Newsletter, 15.

Baker, M., Kaniowski, J., & Park, H. (2014). International baccalaureate interdisciplinary connections: How do faraway places affect me? How do I affect them? [online]. Athens, GA: University of Georgia.

Buxton, C., Allexsaht-Snider, M., Suriel, R., Kayumova, S., Choi, Y., Bouton, B., & Baker, M. (2013). Using educative assessments to support science teaching for middle school English language learners. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 24(2). 347-366.

Baker, M. & Johnston, P. (2010). The impact of socioeconomic status on high stakes testing reexamined. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 37(3), 193-199.

Johnston, P., & Baker, M. (2010). Increasing classroom test reliability of selected response tests in social sciences: Writing good test questions. Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies Journal, 24, 56-65.

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