Melissa Morgan

Department of Counseling
and School Psychology at the Gervitz School of Education


Melissa Morgan is a Professor in the Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds affiliate status in the Departments of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Latin American and Iberian Studies. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago’s Counseling Psychology program, her research interests lie in the areas of resilience, thriving, social justice and immigration in Latinx populations. Dr. Morgan has published extensively in the above areas as well as given multiple presentations and trainings. She teaches academic courses on multicultural issues, theories, gender issues in counseling, ethnic and racial issues in counseling, prevention, CBPR, and qualitative methods.