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Melanie Dawson, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Salt Lake Center 519
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

  • Special Education


Dr. Melanie Dawson is serving as Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Mild/Moderate Alternative Teacher Preparation Program at Utah State University. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines in 2016. She conducts research on the effectiveness of practice opportunities in simulated environments on preservice special educators delivery of essential skills in the classroom. Melanie worked as a teacher for 9 years in Utah and Indiana in both elementary and secondary schools. She served as a special education resource teacher, drama teacher, reading specialist, and 5th grade general education teacher.