Melissa McCandless

Melissa joined SME in 2009 to help build the Lafayette, Indiana scoring center and support development activities.

Since becoming part of the SME team, Melissa’s roles and responsibilities have expanded to include psychometric analysis and reporting, program management, and new business development.

Prior to joining SME, Melissa was a graduate teaching and research assistant at Purdue University.

Melissa earned a BA in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MS in Developmental Psychology from Purdue University.

Melissa is particularly interested in fitness. In her spare time, she rides her bike hundreds of miles and teaches a variety of Les Mills fitness classes. She is also a 200-hour registered yoga teacher.

Melissa’s current and past affiliations include the Society for Research in Child Development and the American Educational Research Association.

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