Melissa Bray

Melissa Bray - (Member)
University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut, Department of Educational Psychology
School Psychology Program
Storrs, CT 06269-2064
PhD in School Psychology, University of Connecticut, 1997
Behavior management
Behavioral consultation

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 140 articles, chapters, and reviews in the professional literature, and has presented over 75 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 has served as an associate editor of School Psychology Quarterly, and is on the editorial board of Psychology in the Schools. Of interest, she is the co-editor of the first Oxford handbook of school psychology. She has also guest edited 7 issues of Psychology in the Schools on 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.