Melanie Landon-Hays

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership

503-838-9223 |
RWEC 123

At WOU since


Office Hours

9-11 am1-2 pm  1-3 pm

Course schedule

Winter 2020
21869 ED444 CONTENT LIT ELM/ MH F 1300-1550 RWEC 105
21984 ED544 MAT CONTENT LIT ELM/MH F 1300-1550 RWEC 105



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

Professional experience

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.

Graduate courses taught

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

Undergraduate courses taught

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

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