Alison H Melley

Alison H Melley

Alison H Melley

Assistant Professor

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Alison Melley facilitates the Teaching Practicum in Psychology for doctoral students who are preparing to teach independently. She also teaches undergraduate psychology courses, including Basic Concepts in Psychology and Developmental Psychology. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at The University of Virginia, MA in Clinical Psychology at West Chester University, and BA in Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to coming to GMU in August 2019, Alison taught psychology at Montgomery College in Germantown Maryland, where she was a Smithsonian Faculty Fellow.

Alison's background includes research in Infant Mental Health, Preschool STEM education, parent-child interaction, personality disorders, eating disorders, attachment and emotional expression. She is currently focused on pedagogy and further developing the Teaching Practicum. Developing inclusive classrooms, universal design for learning, and discussion of social justice in psychology courses are her main interests.  


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Courses Taught

PSYC 850 Teaching Practicum

PSYC 100 Basic Concepts in Psychology

PSYC 211 Developmental Psychology