Melissa Baartman Mork | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
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Melissa Baartman Mork, Psy.D.

Department Chair of Psychology
Professor of Psychology

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Nazareth Hall, N3211
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113


Prior to coming to Northwestern, Melissa Baartman Mork was employed with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Health Services providing psychotherapy and conducting neuropsychological assessments for the UMD Medical School.

Dr. Mork’s areas of specialty began in graduate school when studying patterns, processes and bereavement. Taking a sharp turn in research, however, she became a Certified Humor Professional and specializes in the study and use of humor in various domains, including parenting, teaching, and especially grief.


Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
M.A., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
B.S., Jamestown College

Specialty Areas

  • Grief, Bereavement and Death Studies
  • Therapeutic Benefits of Humor
  • Clinical Psychology

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