Mark Melton
Associate Professor
Literacy, Leadership, Development and Special Education
College of Education
Graduate Studies and Research
(773) 442-5577
Autism spectrum disorders, collaboration and consultation, and behavior management.
Courses Taught
SPED 510: Behavior Management
SPED 505: Consultation and Collaboration in Special Education
SPED 511: Alternative (Functional) Curriculum
SPED 372/375: Development and Characteristics of Children with Disabilities
Research Interests
Higher ordered and critical thinking skills; autism; and social-emotional development

Ed.D., Early Childhood Special Education
The George Washington University, Washington, DC

M.S.W., Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

B.A., Education
Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Selected Publications

Kritikos, E.P., LeDosquet, P.L., & Melton, M. (2011). Foundations of assessment in early childhood special education. Pearson: Upper Saddle, NJ.


Dr. Mark Melton is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience in supporting children with behavioral and regulatory challenges and their families. Mark has over 20 years of experience in educational, vocational and residential settings. Mark has been a classroom teacher, a school administrator and has worked as a family support coordinator for early intervention services. Mark worked for the Fairfax County (Virginia) Public School Division as a mental health consultant to the Head Start and Kindergarten programs where he was responsible for professional development of staff and intervention with children, their teachers and families. Mark has maintained a private practice in clinical social work for over twelve years, working with children and their families. Mark completed his Doctoral Degree from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Room LWH 4035
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5577
Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: Noon-3:00 p.m.
Main Campus