PhD, Associate Professor
University of Minnesota Duluth, MSW; University of New Hampshire, PhD
Research Methods; Statistics; Program & Practice Evaluation; School Social Work
Melissa Wells, Ph.D., LICSW, is interested in understanding adolescent victimization, both within family systems and over the Internet. Her current research projects examine outcomes for youth aging out of foster care and child welfare agency efforts to engage parents. Additionally, she and Kimberly Mitchell at the UNH Crimes Against Children Research Center collaborate on research related to online victimization of high risk youth. She serves as the program evaluator for the UNH/DCYF Child Welfare Training Project and is the Evaluation Coordinator for the Department of Social Work.
Carsey Institute Summer Faculty Award 2010; Carsey Institute Faculty Fellowship 2009; Council of Social Work Education Scholars Grant 2009; UNH College of Health and Human Services New Investigator Award 2008