Melissa Comer teaches, primarily, literacy-related courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Housed at the Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge, she serves on the Reading Specialist graduate faculty where she engages in team-teaching, technology integration, and innovative pedagogy and methodology.
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Dr. Comer teaches the following courses:
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Dr. Comer specializes in English education as well as middle school/elementary pedagogy and methodology.
Dr. Comer specializes in applied linguistics, specifically dialect studies. Research interests include the role dialects play in students' learning, including Appalachian English and text-talk, as well as dialect interference in writing and reading. Dr. Comer also has an extensive background in young adult literature. She serves as the TN Representative for the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE and the book reviewer for the TN Council of Teachers of English.