Melissa Stormont, Ph.D.
MPSI Early Childhood Branch Director

Home Miz­zou Depart­ment: Spe­cial Education


Phone: 573–882-7383

303 Townsend Hall, Colum­bia MO

Dr. Melis­sa Stor­mont is a Pro­fes­sor in Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion at MU. Dr. Stor­mont has pub­lished exten­sive research (over 80 peer-reviewed arti­cles and 5 books and 10 book chap­ters) on the edu­ca­tion­al and social needs of chil­dren at risk for fail­ure in school.  Dr. Stor­mont teach­es under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents in spe­cial edu­ca­tion.  She has had exten­sive grant expe­ri­ence includ­ing serv­ing as a Co-PI on per­son­nel prepa­ra­tion and research grants and has worked with Drs. Thomp­son, Reinke, and Her­man on an effi­ca­cy tri­al of the STARS inter­ven­tion fund­ed by IES (Thomp­son, PI).  Cur­rent­ly, she is an asso­ciate edi­tor for the Jour­nal of Pos­i­tive Behav­ior Inter­ven­tions and Reme­di­al and Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion.  She serves on the Nation­al Cen­ter for Inten­sive Inter­ven­tions and has done grant reviews for the Insti­tute for Edu­ca­tion Sciences. 


  • Char­ac­ter­is­tics Asso­ci­at­ed with Risk and Suc­cess in School, 
  • Instruc­tion­al Prac­tices for Chil­dren at Risk, Chil­dren with ADHD, Ear­ly Child­hood Education.