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Melanie Leuty

Dr. Melanie Leuty



Dr. Melanie E. Leuty is a Professor in Counseling Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi where she is affiliated with the Counseling Psychology doctoral and master's programs. Additionally, she serves as the Director of the USM Center for Faculty Development.

Dr. Leuty earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research expertise is related to career choice and development, career interventions, and vocational assessment. More information about her work can be found at

  • Counseling Psychology (PHD) - University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2010)
  • Sociology (BA) - University of Missouri-System Office (2003)

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  • Work Values Across Generations, Journal of Career Assessment, 2012, 10.1177/1069072711417163
  • Vocational and Leisure Interests: A Profile-Level Approach to Examining Interests, Journal of Career Assessment, 2016, 10.1177/1069072715580321
  • Self-Directed Search Response Project, Journal of Career Assessment, 2017, 10.1177/1069072715621532
  • Teasing apart the relations Between age, birth cohort, and vocational interests, Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2014, 10.1037/a0035341
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Career Development Association
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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counseling psychology, career development, vocational assessment, mental health treatment, faculty development