Director, Learning and Development,
American Institutes for Research
Melissa Edmiston, PhD, director of L&D at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), has over 25 years of experience in training, education, and technical assistance in the field of education, and more than 20 years of experience developing curriculum and training. In her current role she created a sustainable L&D framework and supervises the development and implementation of enterprise-wide training and evaluation activities. In her previous role as principal researcher at AIR, Dr. Edmiston led special education policy and technical assistance projects. She has presented at state, local, and national events and conferences on topics related to learning and development.