Melissa Horne, Ph.D.

Research and Creative Design 

Melissa is obsessed with the way that research and design interact to facilitate the transfer and mobilization of knowledge to affect behavioral change. Since receiving her Ph.D. in Modern U.S. History from Rutgers University, Melissa has parlayed her expertise in social justice movements, research, and curriculum design into development and prospect research work in the not-for-profit sector, designing programs to boost student and alumni engagement in higher education, and as a curriculum designer.

At Dialectic, Melissa loves working with clients to help them find solutions to their most challenging problems. Her strength lies in her dual ability to uncover new insights through research and analysis, and then translate findings into actionable design ideas.