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Melissa Schweikert

Melissa Lavin
Assistant Professor of Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 260-422-5561, ext. 2120

Cell Phone: 574.323.5835


Office: Keene 238


Over the past 30 years, professor Lavin has taught in universities and has worked in inpatient and outpatient mental hospitals and community mental health centers. Her focus is on childhood development and her expertise in this area includes working with children who struggle with trauma-related issues, those who have learning disabilities, such as ADHD, and those who have aggressive behavior tendencies, such as oppositional-defiant disorder and conduct disorder. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in developmental psychology.

My Office Hours

MWF: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

TR: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Classes I Teach

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Group Dynamics

My Academic Advising Roles


Educational Background

MS, Psychology – Old Dominion University
BA, Psychology – University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Professional Experience

Ivy Tech, 2002 – 2017

Additional Information

American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Member – American Psychological Association, 2017 to present