Mellissa Gordon

Assistant Professor


117 Alison Hall


(302) 831-1629



  • Ph.D., Human Science: Family Relations, Florida State University
  • M.S., Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, University of Florida
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Florida
Curriculum Vitae

Course Taught or Developed:

  • HDFS 329: Adolescent Development
  • HDFS 331: Youth at Risk
  • HDFS 601: Theories of Human Development


My primary research area centers on the influence of family-of-origin (i.e., parenting behaviors/processes, sibling dyads, parent-child relations, etc.) on positive adolescent developmental outcomes such as academic achievement during adolescence and young adulthood, career outcomes in young adulthood, and intimate partner relationships. I also address the mediating and moderating influence of community factors such as community poverty from a  multilevel perspective on this association.

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