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Dr. Shannon Melideo
Associate Dean, School of Education and Human Services; Associate Professor of Education
Contact Information

Rowley G123
(703) 526-6823

Academic Credentials

B.S., Lock Haven State University
M.Ed., Kutztown University
Ph.D., American University
Other study: Principalship certificate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Teaching Areas:
  • Literacy
Research Interests
  • Volunteer literacy tutoring programs
With expertise in literacy, educational leadership, and curriculum, Dr. Shannon Melideo has been part of Marymount’s faculty since 2004. She has made several presentations at international literacy conferences on such topics as “Liaisons for Literacy,” her research project on the efficacy of volunteer literacy tutoring programs in high needs schools. A recent presentation took her to Penang, Malaysia.

She is a contributing writer for Parenting Special Needs Magazine. Her articles focus on ways for parents and teachers to help develop the literacy skills of special needs children.

Dr. Melideo engages in extensive community service efforts in the name of literacy. She works with students and their literacy tutors at a District of Columbia high school and elementary school on a weekly basis. Additionally, she has taken children from the same DCPS elementary school to enjoy the Library of Congress Book Festival in DC for the past two years. Dr. Melideo incorporates community service into her education courses as well. The following link shows the latest special event created and hosted by Dr. Melideo in her ED 555 Reading and the Language Arts course (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2).

Dr. Melideo has orchestrated several campuswide presentations with guest speakers on current “hot” topics in education. Dr. Melideo serves as the faculty advisor for the undergraduate Education program and the Marymount chapter of Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA).

Active with leading industry organizations, Dr. Melideo is a member of International Reading Association, Virginia College Reading Educators, and the Association for Teacher Educators.