Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright

Associate Director, Assessment and Evaluation

melissa.wright@columbia.edu
212 853-1938

Melissa Wright is Associate Director of Assessment and Evaluation. She is a point of contact for faculty and graduate student instructors seeking assistance with the assessment of student learning and teaching effectiveness. Melissa specializes in learning outcomes assessment, grant and program evaluation, inclusive assessment practice, and the use of ePortfolios at the course, program, and university levels.

Prior to joining the CTL, Melissa served as a Senior Consultant at Campus Labs, where she consulted with more than 100 colleges and universities in the development of systemic and sustainable assessment programs and in the adoption of assessment, strategic planning, program review, course evaluation, and accreditation software. Melissa holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University at Buffalo, where she taught courses within English, Comparative Literature, and Media Studies. Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of law and psychoanalysis in the literature of African American and women authors in the U.S. during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from the University at Buffalo and a B.A. in English and German from Canisius College.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys performing with her improv team, practicing yoga, and reading literature.