Melissa Comer


Melissa  Comer




Curriculum & Instruction

Email Address:


(865) 481-2000 ext 2363


TTU at Roane State Community College/Oak Ridge Office number: H-216, TTU BOX 5042


Dr. Melissa Comer is a faculty member in the College of Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction. She teaches literacy related courses on-ground and online environments at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professional activities include multiple presentations, keynote addresses, interactive webinars, various publications, service activities, and diverse publications in assorted venues, journals/books, and reputable organizations. She was recently recognized with the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Award for Excellence in Innovative Instruction. Additionally, Professor Comer has been a recipient of several grants, having most recently been awarded the Faculty Academy grant which supports course delivery redesigns in the online environment. Currently, she serves as the editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Childhood Education, an online, refereed journal.

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, English Education, University of Tennessee
  • MA, English Education, University of Tennessee
  • BA, English, Minor Education, Lincoln Memorial University

Teaching, Research, and Professional Interest

Research interests include adolescent literacy, teacher education, technology integration in literacy, content literacy, diversity and equity in literacy, and Appalachian culture and linguistics.