Daryl F. Mellard, Ph.D.

Daryl F. Mellard, Ph.D.

Daryl Mellard

Daryl Mellard, PhD, Research Professor and Director of the Division of Adult Studies at KU-Center for Research on Learning, has a strong track record of leading successful research, technical assistance, and professional development projects associated with adolescents and adults, adult learning disabilities, adult learning assessments, accommodations and interventions in adult basic and secondary education, career and technical education, and community college settings.  In addition to adults and adolescents in the research studies, the professional development and technical assistance activities included varied audiences: instructors, counselors, para-professionals, caseworkers, volunteer tutors, professional development staffs, and administrators. Under the DOL Job Corps professional development contract in 2011-2013, he served as the project director. In a related project, he was the Principal Investigator for a 4-year IES-funded study of Job Corps adult literacy interventions and before that a 5-year, NICHD-funded study of adult literacy.

Mellard was recognized as the 2011 University of Kansas Researcher Achievement Award for his body of work, and served as an invited committee member for The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, National Research Council Committee on Learning Sciences, Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Investigator, The Center for Research on Learning,
Director, Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities
Director, Division of Adult Studies
Research Professor,

Ph.D. Special Education, University of Kansas
Ed.S. School Psychology, University of Kansas
B.A. Psychology, University of Kansas

Contact Information


Dole Human Development Center
Room 3061

University of Kansas

1122 W. Campus Rd.

Lawrence, KS 66045



Johnson E, Mellard DF, Fuchs D, McKnight MA. Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI): How to Do It.[RTI Manual]. National Research Center on Learning Disabilities. 2006 Aug.

Mellard DF, Johnson ES, editors. RTI: A practitioner's guide to implementing response to intervention. Corwin Press; 2007 Nov 1.

Scanlon D, Mellard DF. Academic and participation profiles of school-age dropouts with and without disabilities. Exceptional Children. 2002;68(2):239-58.

Johnson ES, Humphrey M, Mellard DF, Woods K, Swanson HL. Cognitive processing deficits and students with specific learning disabilities: A selective meta-analysis of the literature. Learning Disability Quarterly. 2010 Feb 1;33(1):3-18.

Mellard DF, Byrd SE, Johnson E, Tollefson JM, Boesche L. Foundations and research on identifying model responsiveness-to-intervention sites. Learning Disability Quarterly. 2004 Nov;27(4):243-56.



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