Melinda McCormick

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Melinda McCormick
Assistant Professor, Faculty Associate, Center for Fostering Success and Managing Editor, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
(269) 387-3192
4038 Health and Human Services Building, Mail Stop 5354
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School of Social Work
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5354 USA
  • P.h.D. Western Michigan University, Sociology
  • M.S.W. Western Michigan University
  • M.Div., Starr King School for the Ministry
  • B.A. Grand Valley State University

Dr. McCormick comes to Western Michigan University from Marian University of Wisconsin, where she was social work faculty. Dr. McCormick is the managing editor of the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, which is housed in the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University. She recently co-edited a special issue with Dr. Yvonne Unrau on mindfulness-based practice in social work. 

Dr. McCormick was a recipient of the 2015-16 All University Graduate Research and Creative Scholar award from Western Michigan University for her work during her doctoral program in the Department of Sociology. Her publications have focused on feminist research ethics, and experiences of women in higher education in the STEM fields, and her dissertation researched focused on LGBTQ young adults in southern Michigan, exploring their experiences of bullying and their resilience.