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Melissa Frey

Associate Professor
Director, Counseling Psychology Clinic

Melissa Frey


Department: Educational Psychology
Program Area: Counseling Psychology
Phone: 405-325-1503
E-mail: Melissa.Frey-1@ou.edu

My teaching, research, and clinical foci have been shaped by my feminist and social justice orientations. Specifically, my interests are in the areas of at-risk youth, particularly delinquent girls; sexual abuse and assault; diversity issues, including sexual orientation and gender nonconformity; and gender roles and relational quality. My interests are continually challenged and expanded by the wonderful advisees with whom I have the honor to work. I hold a joint appointment as a faculty member in the Women's and Gender Studies program (WGS) and am an affiliate faculty member in the Center for Social Justice. An important aspect of my professional and personal identity is community and campus engagement.

Research Interests:

  • sexual orientation and gender nonconformity
  • gender roles and relational quality
  • sexual abuse and assault at-risk youth, especially girls