Melissa Bray

Professor


Titles:

Professor of School Psychology 

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 1997, Major: School Psychology
M.A. University of Connecticut, 1995, Major: School Psychology
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University, 1988, Major: Speech Language Pathology
B.A. University of Connecticut, 1986, Major: Communication Science

Areas of Expertise:

Behavioral Intervention

Classroom Behavior

Classroom Discipline

Health and Wellness

Self-modeling

School Psychology

Consultation

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 150 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.

Website:

Mind Body Health

CV:

Melissa Bray Vita February 2017

Honors/Awards:

Fellow, American Psychological Association

Fellow, American Psychologial Society

American Psychological Association Division 16’s Lightner Witmer Award

Elected member of the Society for the Study of School

Neag School of Education Outstanding Young Investigator Award

Associations/Committees/Outreach:

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Society

National Association of School Psychologists

International Association of School Psychologists

American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association

Contact Information
Emailmelissa.bray@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 0167
Mailing AddressUnit 3064
Office LocationGentry 011B
Office HoursThursdays from 10am-12pm and 5pm-6pm. Also by appointment.
CoursesPractica in School Psychology Academic Assessment Consultation