Melissa Grabner-Hager, Ph.D.


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Melissa Grabner-Hager, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology
Office: KO 174S
Phone: (765)-455-9418

Research | Teaching | Service

Dr. Grabner-Hagen is an educational psychologist. She completed her PhD from Indiana University Bloomington in Educational Psychology with a cognate in Special Education (2004). Her undergraduate degree in Psychology is also from IUB (1990). Dr. Grabner-Hagen came to Indiana University Kokomo in 2008 after working as an adjunct lecture and associate instructor at Purdue University and Indiana University Bloomington.

Dr. Grabner-Hagen’s teaching areas are educational psychology, special education, foundations of education and research methods. Some of the courses she has taught at Indiana University Kokomo are listed below. Some of her research interests include special education (learning disabilities, RTI and gifted education), service learning, educational technology, and charter school governance.  Dr. Grabner-Hagen enjoys helping undergraduates and Masters students with research projects.

Dr. Grabner-Hagen is the IUK co-liaison for the Indiana Campus Compact. She is also the faculty advisor for the Education Student Advisory Council (EdSAC).

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

  Educational Psychology

        P250 General Educational Psychology

        P251 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers

        P255 Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers

  Special Education

        K205 Introduction to Exceptional Children

  Foundations of Education

        H340 Education and American Culture


        E490 Research in Education

        E590 Independent Study or Research in Elementary Education

  Field Experience

        M201 Field Experience

Graduate Courses

  Research Methods

       Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry

       Y595 Educational Inquiry: Authentic Application

  Special Education

       K505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students

  Portfolio Preparation

       W505 Advanced Program Portfolio II Syllabus