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Melissa Baker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Smith Science 217D 

Office hours: by appointment


Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Mississippi

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University
  • Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University
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Melissa Baker earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Mississippi in 2019. She teaches courses in social psychology, psychology and the law, and research methods. Her research focuses on applying social-cognitive psychology to questions and issues related to law and the legal system. Her current research interests include eyewitness identifications, attitudes toward police, and research methodologies and quantitative methods used in forensic psychological research.