Melanie S. Meyer, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Learning and Organizational Change Ed.D. program in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Dr. Meyer earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of North Texas and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student in Educational Psychology. She also completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University where she studied interventions to close opportunity and excellence gaps for students with advanced learning needs.

Dr. Meyer’s research focuses on adolescent identity development, equitable education policy, school-based creativity and talent development, and the postsecondary choice process. In addition, she studies the use of open science practices, methodology for systematic reviews of literature, and qualitative inquiry methods.

Dr. Meyer has published in Review of Educational Research, Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal of Advanced Academics, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Psychology in the Schools, and other scholarly publications. She regularly presents at the Texas Association of the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) annual conference and serves as the Editor of their peer-reviewed online journal, TEMPO+. Dr. Meyer is also active in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), regularly presents at their annual conference, and won the 2021 NAGC Carolyn Callahan Doctoral Student of the Year Award. She was selected for the Emerging Education Policy Scholar 2024 cohort by the Fordham Institute and the American Enterprise Institute.

Dr. Meyer was a classroom teacher in Texas public schools for over 20 years and taught middle school English, Language Arts, and Reading and high school Advanced Placement Language and Composition. She has also instructed graduate courses in research methods and qualitative research at the University of North Texas, creativity in education at Johns Hopkins University, and the psychology of exceptionality at Baylor University. Dr. Meyer currently advises students in Cohorts 11 and 13 and teaches Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research in the online EdD program. She is proud to be a Baylor bear.