Melissa M. Patchan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development
Office: 504M Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-2120
Dr. Melissa Patchan earned her bachelor's in Psychology, with honors, from the University of South Florida, and both her master's and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Regarding her research, her primary goal is to develop a theoretical framework that explains the cognitive mechanisms underlying peer assessment—focusing on both why students learn from receiving peer feedback as well as why students learn from providing feedback to peers. To further this research, Dr. Patchan developed the Peer-to-Peer Learning Lab in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development.