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

Department Chair of Psychology, Criminal Justice, & Law Enforcement
Professor of Psychology

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

Contact Information

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.

Specialty Areas

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

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