University of Missouri
Center for Family Policy and Research
1400 Rock Quarry Rd.
Columbia, MO 65211
Youth Development - Instructor
Melissa Herzog is a faculty member at the University of Missouri. She has taught in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance youth development program since 2008 and serves as the academic advisor for students in the program at MU. She also serves as the faculty chair for the Great Plains IDEA youth development program.
In 2016, Herzog began a coordinating position with Show-Me Healthy Relationships, a federally-funded initiative that combines technology, and community resources to provide individually tailored services to low-income families. Participants learn how to identify the key components of healthy relationships with other adults and with their children with the goal of improving family function, family finances, and adult and child well-being.
From 2009-2015, Herzog coordinated a large-scale, federally-funded randomized control trial examining the impact of school-based social competence interventions for youth with social challenges (such as high functioning autism spectrum disorder and mild behavior disorders). She and her colleagues developed and trained school personnel to implement and tested the efficacy of the intervention that provided direct instruction and practice opportunities for skills and strategies for youth to navigate relationships with peers and their school environment.
Ph.D. in Family and Human Development, Arizona State University, 2007
M.S. in Family and Human Development, Arizona State University, 2004
B.A. in Psychology, University of Missouri, 2001
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri, 2001