Melissa Landers-Potts, Ph.D.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Lecturer

Address:
117 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-542-4859

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Human Development and Family Science University of Georgia` 1998
M.A. Sociology University of Georgia 1994
B.A. Sociology/Anthropology Carleton College 1990

Research

Dr. Landers-Potts is interested in how socioeconomic status and overall access to tangible resources and social capital influences the success of children as they grow--particularly as it relates to their educational outcomes.

Teaching

Family Development, Lifespan Development,  Adolescence, Diversity

Outreach

Dr. Landers-Potts teaches a service-learning section of an Adolescent Development course each semester in which students in the class tutor adolescents at the Performance Learning Center.
 

Areas of Expertise

Adolescent Development, Economic hardship, Race-ethnicity and Child Well-Being

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Teacher of the Year College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2010
Teacher of the Year College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2013