Melissa Clucas Walter, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Family and Consumer Sciences
Unit: Human Development and Family Sciences
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 122H
Office Phone: 815-753-6343
Email: mclucas@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 231: An Observational Approach to the Study and Assessment of Young Children
  • HDFS 490: Practicum in Infant and Child Development Laboratories 

Education

  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, Human Development and Family Studies 
  • M.S., Iowa State University, Human Development and Family Studies 
  • B.S., Iowa State University, Early Childhood Education Unified

Research Interests

  • Embedded learning opportunities for children within their natural environments
  • Early childhood science education
  • Professional development of home visitors