Melissa A. Bray

Melissa A. Bray

Melissa A. Bray
Department of Educational Psychology
School Psychology Program
University of Connecticut
Connecticut
USA

 
 

Biography

Professor Melissa A. Bray is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. Dr. Bray is an elected member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology. She is licensed as a psychologist in the State of Connecticut, holds national certification in school psychology, state certification in school psychology and licensure in speech language pathology. Since receiving her doctorate in 1997, she has published or has in press over 175 articles, chapters, and reviews in the professional literature, and has presented over 90 scholarly papers at national and international conferences. In a recent study it was determined that Dr. Bray was the most prolific contributor to the 5 primary journals in school psychology. Further, she serves as associate editor of the International Journal of School and Educational Psychology and has served as an associate editor of School Psychology Quarterly. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of School Psychology, Gifted Child Quarterly and the International Journal of School and Educational Pyschology. Of interest, she is the co-editor of the first Oxford handbook of school psychology. She has also guest edited 8 issues of Psychology in the Schools on video self-modeling, behavior disorders, positive psychology, statistical reform, childhood obesity, counseling and emotional disorders. As co-principle investigator, she has secured over $ 1 1/2 million dollars in student training contracts. Of particular significance, Dr. Bray was the 2003 recipient of the prestigious American Psychological Association Division 16’s Lightner Witmer Award, the Division’s highest honor given to young scholars. She has also been involved in state, national, and international professional associations including service as Vice-President, Social, Ethical Responsibility, and Ethnic Minority Affairs, APA’s Division 16 Executive Committee. Dr. Bray has also served as the Division 16’s convention chair, hospitality suite coordinator, chair of the Division’s publications committee, and as a member of the conversation videotape series. Her research interests are in the area of interventions for communication disorders, classroom disruptive behavior, and physical health and wellness, especially asthma and cancer.

 

Research Interest

Psychological Science
School Psychology Speech
Language Pathology
Communication Science

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