Melissa Tamas, Ph.D.

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Bachelor's Program Faculty

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Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Clark University
M.A., General Psychology, New York University
M.A., Cultural/Media Studies, New York University
B.G.S., Concentration in Film, Video, and Communications, University of Michiganv


Melissa Tamas, Ph.D., loves teaching and has taught a wide variety of psychology courses at the community college, university and graduate levels. Her previous research has explored her interest in cognition and cultural studies and has investigated gendered representations in film, explored narratives of American identity, documented interpersonal commitment stories and considered the impact of social class on educational experiences. Her current research focus merges her interest developmental science, psychopathology and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Always a lifelong learner, she is completing a postdoctoral certificate in clinical psychology so she can apply her developmental and cultural perspectives to mental illness and work clinically with children and families.

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