Alison Melley is currently developing the Teaching Practicum in Psychology for our doctoral students who are preparing to teach independently. 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. Alison is also completing the Smithsonian Faculty Fellowship, which is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and Montgomery College Maryland, where has taught psychology courses since 2012.
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 teaching issues such as universal design, including social justice discussions in psychology courses, and incorporating both the APA report on “Strengthening the Common Core of the Introductory Psychology Course” (2014) and the APS "Reinventing Introductory Psychology" initiative into her courses.
PSYC 100 General Psychology
PSYC 321 Clinical Psychology
PSYC 850 Teaching Practicum