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Melissa-Sue John, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.A., CUNY: Hunter College
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Prior to joining USJ, Dr. John was a lecturer teaching at Gateway Community College, Manchester Community College, Eastern CT State University, and Charter Oak State College. During the same time, she was a Research Associate at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she was involved in developing a STEM curriculum to teach preschoolers the Engineering Design Cycle. Dr. John has also been involved in the Many Labs 2 studies, where her colleagues aimed to replicate classic studies.


American Psychological Association (APA)
Association of Black Psychologists (ABP)
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA)
Lauren Simone Publishing House (LSP)
New England Psychological Association (NEPA)

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology (Psy 100)
  • Adolescent Development (Psy 241)
  • Psychology of Gender (Psy 250)


Intergroup behavior
Diversity in STEM Education
Diversity of children’s literature

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