Melissa T. Buelow

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Licensed Psychologist
A headshot of Melissa T. Buelow with shoulder length hair, red glasses, and a striped blouse


Dr. Buelow received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Richmond and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University. After internship training at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She joined the psychology faculty at OSU-Newark Campus in 2011. At OSU, Dr. Buelow’s research examines individual differences factors that affect decision making, as well as the utility, validity, and reliability of clinical assessment measures. She serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology and the Journal of Social Psychology.

As part of the Student Success Research Lab, Dr. Buelow worked on a project aimed at improving the success of regional campus change and community college transfer students by: (1) assisting in interviews with recent and aspiring campus change and transfer students to identify barriers and potential solutions to overcome them, (2) assisting in an examination of how GPAs may drop following campus change or transfer, and (3) assisting in an investigation of excess credits across transfer pathways.