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Dr. Melanie Landon-Hays

Dr. Melanie Landon-Hays

Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) and Reading Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Division of Teacher Education

(503) 838-9223 | haysm@wou.edu | RWEC 123

Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction, Adolescent Literacy Emphasis, Utah State University, Logan UT
M.S. in Education, Literacy Emphasis: Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
B.A. in English, Brigham Young university, Provo, UT





Dr. Melanie Landon-Hays completed her doctoral studies at Utah State University, focusing on content area literacy, adolescent literacy and writing instruction. Prior to her graduate work she was a high school English teacher and literacy coach. Her research interests include: discovering teachers’ perceptions of their own efficacy in teaching writing instruction and in providing them with pragmatic, scaffolded models to improve their classroom writing instruction, building their teaching efficacy and enhancing her growing understanding of how literacy can compliment discipline specific learning.   Additionally, she is interested in how online social spaces create room for more voices in the conversations about school reform, particularly grassroots movements advocating for public schools. She is married to Ben Hays, a para-educator at Adams Elementary in Corvallis, who is also an artist. They are parents to two boys: Oliver who is 10 years old  and Henry, who is 4.


Courses taught:



ED 444 Content Literacy
ED 404 Student Teaching 1 Seminar
ED 405 Student Teaching 2 Seminar



ED 534 Content Pedagogy I: Language Arts
ED 536 Content Pedagogy II:  Language Arts
ED 628 Teaching Writing Under the Common Core State Standards
ED 633 Research and Writing
ED 651 Content Area Literacy
ED 655 Foundations of Literacy, K-12
ED 672 Leadership in School Reading Programs



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