|Midwest Regiona Vice President Bio|
Melissa T. Buelow
Melissa T. Buelow has been the faculty advisor of The Ohio State University–Newark’s Psi Chi Chapter since 2012. Under her leadership, Newark has received the Model Chapter Award several times and the Midwestern Regional Chapter Award in 2015. She received her BS in psychology at the University of Richmond, and then a MS and PhD in clinical psychology at Ohio University. She completed an APA-accredited clinical internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, and postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. As an assistant professor at The Ohio State University-Newark (OSU), Dr. Buelow’s primary research interests have included decision making, risk-taking behavior, and neuropsychological assessment. She has authored or coauthored over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has mentored a number of undergraduate thesis students and research assistants, and helps lead a preparatory group for students applying to graduate programs in psychology. She has won several awards at OSU-Newark, including the Best New Research Mentor Award, Service Award for Junior Faculty, and Teaching Excellence Award for Junior Faculty. Dr. Buelow has served as a member of the Ohio Psychological Association Professional Practice and Mandatory Continuing Education committees, the Women in Neuropsychology subcommittee of the American Psychological Association Division 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology), and the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) planning committee. In addition, she has served as a reviewer for several Psi Chi grant programs and regularly attends Psi Chi events at the MPA conference.