Profile: Melinda Lemke
Dr. Melinda Lemke is an Assistant Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, where she is involved in the Educational Administration and Economics and Education Policy Analysis programs. She also is the Program Advisor for the Education Leadership and Policy for Equity Minor program and an Affiliate at UB’s Gender Institute. Dr. Lemke’s research and teaching interests include the politics of education; feminist critical policy analysis; gender violence; youth displacement; trauma and intervention; and social justice leadership. Prior to joining the faculty at UB, she held a Postdoctoral Research position at the College of Law and Criminology, Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People at Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom. Dr. Lemke also brings a career in Texas urban high school teaching and curriculum administration, as well as advocacy work on behalf of women and youth to her current research projects. She welcomes graduate student enquiries about research partnerships related to her professional and research interests.