Melissa Huey is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology and Counseling. 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.


  • Domokos, S., & Huey, M. (in press). Simple metacognitive prompts for enhancing student learning: An interdisciplinary study. Journal of Education.
  • Huey, M, Laursen, B, Kaniušonytė, G, Malinauskienė, O., & Žukauskienė, R. (2020). Self-esteem mediates longitudinal associations from adolescent perceptions of parenting to adjustment. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 331-341.
  • Dickson, D., Huey, M., Laursen, B., Kiuru, N., and Nurmi, J.-E. (2018). “Parent contributions to friendship stability during the primary school years.” Journal of Family Psychology, 32(2), 217–228.
  • Huey, M., Hiatt, C., Laursen, B., Burk, W.J. and Rubin, K. (2017). “Mother-adolescent conflict types and adolescent adjustment: A person-oriented analysis.” Journal of Family Psychology, 31(4), 504–512.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • PSYC 101: Introductory Psychology
  • PSYC 260: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 223: Adolescent Psychology
  • PSYC 240: Educational Psychology
  • ICBS 308: Parenting and Culture
  • PSYC 210: Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 370: Research Methodology
  • PSYC 251: Measurement Concepts
  • PSYC 205: Theories of Personality
  • PSYC 220: Child Psychology

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