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Faculty & Staff

School of Education

Melissa Martin, PhD


Ph.D. in Education, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Concentration field: Special Education. Dissertation: Examining the Writing Achievement and Motivation of At-Risk Elementary-Aged Students.

M.A. in Education, Furman University, Greenville, SC. Concentration field: Special Education. Specialization Field: Learning Disabilities.

B.A. in Special Education, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. 

Research Interests

Writing instruction and motivation for students with disabilities; social-emotional learning


Dr. Melissa Martin is an associate professor in special education at USC Aiken. Previously, she taught K-5 self-contained special education and worked with students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.