Biography of Melanie Gabbert

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Full Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Building: Dick Building
Room Number: 406-A
Email: melanie.gabbert [at]
Work Phone: 2377
Departments: Division of Human Development/Psychology - 402.486.2522
Job Description:


Teaches PSYC 105, Psyc 300, Psyc 100, SOCI 210

Academic Background


M.A. Community Counseling, Andrews University, 1995B.S. Psychology, Union College, 1992 

Campus & Community Involvement:


Student Affiliate, Association for Psychological Science Board of Directors, Friendship Force of Lincoln

Professional Background:


Assistant Professor of Psychology, Union College, 2008 to present
Clinical Director of Community Based Services, CEDARS Youth Services 2000-2007 Extended Day Treatment Program Coordinator, Child Guidance Center, 1995-2000 Extended Day Treatment Program Therapist, Child Guidance Center, 1995-1995 

Research Interests:


Moral development, Trauma Informed Care Promoting social emotional competence in early childhood 

Speaker's Bureau:


Foster Care and out of home placement Trauma recovery in children 

Personal Information:


Melanie's career and personal life have been about children and families. She is a foster parent, providing short and long-term care and support for children and their biological families. She provides respite and emergency care for children when needed and is currently in the process of adopting her two year-old son. Melanie enjoys camping, reading, and music.