Melissa Huey is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. She received her M.A. from City College of New York and her Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University.
Huey’s research interests are twofold. The first area focuses on parenting and the impact that it has on children’s mental health. Her second area focuses on the psychological impact that technology and the smartphone have on young adults.
Both in and out of the classroom, Huey has leveraged current events, such as the January 2021 U.S. Capitol insurrection, as teachable moments on the importance of critical thinking. Following the events at the Capitol, she joined a multidisciplinary panel of New York Tech faculty and staff to discuss causes for the nation’s polarization, the role of social media in spreading misinformation, and conflict resolution skills needed to bridge the ideological divide.