Melissa Burkley, Ph.D.
Associate professor of social psychology, Oklahoma State University

Melissa Burkley, Ph.D., is an associate professor of social psychology at Oklahoma State University. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. She conducts research in the area of social cognition, particularly with a focus on stereotypes and prejudice. Much of her work examines the psychological consequences of being a member of a stereotyped group. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, and writing novels.