Melissa Arnold Lyon

Melissa Arnold Lyon is a Ph.D. student in the Politics and Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include education politics, federalism, and the interest group dynamics of social and educational policy. Melissa’s work has been published in Urban Affairs Review and Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Prior to attending Teachers College, Melissa received a BA in Political Science from Rice University and was a middle school teacher in Houston, Texas.