Melissa Holt, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
Melissa Holtis a research assistant professor of psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire. Her research focuses on the victimization of youth, with an emphasis on bullying and the intersection between bullying and victimization in other domains. She also is interested in psychological and academic functioning among youth who have experienced multiple victimization forms. Dr. Holt recently completed an investigation on bullying across the elementary-middle school transition (the Child Safety Project), in which she collaborated with a large, urban school district in the Northeast. Currently she is a project member on the National Study on Children’s Exposure to Violence (NATSCEV). After receiving a Ph.D. in counseling psychology in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Holt completed a 2-year NIMH post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of New Hampshire’s Family Research Laboratory. During that time her work focused on child neglect.