Diane Mello-Goldner

Dean of the College
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ferry 200
617-731-7106
dmellogoldner@pmc.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Social/Personality Psychology, Lehigh University
  • M.S., Psychology, Lehigh University, Psychology
  • B.A., Psychology, Boston College, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude

Awards and Honors

  • Ruth Allinger Gibson Teaching Award, Pine Manor College, 2014, 1997
  • Wean Fellowship Pine Manor College 2014
  • Kellogg Service Award (Faculty) Pine Manor College 2012
  • Summer-Mini Sabbatical Grant, Pine Manor College, Summer 1999

Professional Experience

  • July 2014 - Present:  Dean of the College, Pine Manor College
  • Fall 2013 - Spring 2014:  Chair, Natural and Behavioral Sciences Division, Pine Manor College
  • Fall 1994-Present: Associate Professor, Psychology, Pine Manor College
  • Fall 1999-2014: Institutional Research Data Analyst, Pine Manor College
  • Fall 2001-2010: L & D Statistical Consultants, LLC. (Partner)
  • Spring 1999-2003: Adjunct Lecturer, Lasell College
  • Fall 1994-Fall 1998: Adjunct Lecturer, Mount Ida College

Publications and Research Presentations

  • Andrade, J., Asibey, Z., Galan, K., Khurran, H., Lopez, D., Vilorio, S., Weaver, S., & Mello-Goldner, D. (2013). Assessment of knowledge and perceptions of the new medical marijuana law. Poster presented at the Fall 2013 Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Andrade, L., Kopystynsky, N., Pena, C., Sakala, T., & Mello-Goldner, D. (2013). Evaluation of a mentoring program designed for children of domestic violence. Poster presented at the Fall 2013 Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Castillo, T., Dickson, V., Dunn, N., Freire, E., Orival, B., & Mello-Goldner, D. (2013). Analysis of an adolescent mentoring program. Poster presented at the Fall 2013 Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. (2013). Using detective fiction to teach a history of psychology course. Poster presented at the Fall 2013 Annual Meeting of the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Powell, A., & Mello-Goldner, D. (2013). Development of a teacher evaluation survey at Pine Manor College’s child study center. Poster presented at the Fall 2013 Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. (2012). Bringing service into action: Community based research as an alternative to traditional research courses. Participant Idea Exchange Session presented at the Fall 2012 meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.
  • Mello-Goldner, D., Dowridge, Y., Gilmore, J., Hamilton, A., Martin, N., & Walker, C. (2012). Evaluation of an after-school leadership program. Poster presented at the Fall 2012 meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.
  • Mello-Goldner, D., Jarrett, M., Lord, A., McRee, N., Nunes, M., Rodrigues, B., Stout, J., & Yoffe, M. (2012). The benefits of a learning community at pine manor college. Poster presented at the Fall 2012 meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.
  • Mello-Goldner, D., Jones, S., Nogueira, A., Tovar, G., Morissaint, M., & Melendez, V. (2012). The evaluation of an after-school reading program. Poster presented at the Fall 2012 meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.
  • Mello-Goldner, D., Roberts, M., Calhoun, S., Eke, D., & Yoffe, M. (2012). Students, faculty, and staff satisfaction at pine manor college. Poster presented at the Fall 2012 meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.
  • Mello-Goldner, D., & Grushko, G. (2011). Dodging a bludger: Sorting out psychology through Harry Potter. Poster presented at the Fall 2011 meeting of the New England Psychological Association, CT.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. (2011). Using yoga to increase attention in early morning classes. Poster presented at the Fall 2011 meeting of the New England Psychological Association, CT.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. (2010). Monitoring self-efficacy and goal attainment in a community based research course. Paper presented at the 2010 meeting of the American Psychological Society/Teaching Institute, Boston, MA.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. (1999). The use of fictional children in a lifespan development course. Paper presented at the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI
  • Mello-Goldner, D. and Jackson, J. (1999). Premenstrual syndromes as self-handicapping strategy among college women. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 14 (4), 607-616.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. (1998). Using multimedia archives to generate class discussion. Paper presented at the 1998 meeting of the American Psychological Society / Teaching Institute, Washington, DC.
  • Mello-Goldner, D., LeFaive, A., Oldham, K., Simmons, L., Lenihan, P., and McMichael, C. (1998). PMS as a self-handicapping strategy. Paper presented at the 1998 meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. and Wurf, E. (1997). The self in self-handicapping: Differential effects of public and private internal audiences. Current Psychology, 15 (4), 319-331.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. (1997). Exploring connections between collaborative learning and the development of inclusive leadership. Paper presented at the 1997 National Conference on New Ways of Learning and Leading in the Classroom and the Workplace, Boston, MA.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. (1997). The benefits of using group work in classes. Paper presented at the 1997 meeting of the American Psychological Society / Teaching Institute, Washington, DC.
  • Mello-Goldner, D. M. and Wurf, E., (1995). Audience salience mediates self-handicapping. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Society, New York, NY.
  • Mello, D. M. and Wurf, E. (1993). Self-handicapping and psychological crutches: Differential effect on self-knowledge and self-feeling. Presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Mello, D. and Wurf, E. (1993). Self-handicaps, psychological crutches, and self-concepts first aid. Unpublished manuscript, Lehigh University.
  • Mello, D. M. (1992). Coping with ambiguity in the self-concept: Will the bandage hold? Unpublished Master's thesis, Lehigh University.
  • Mello, D. and Wurf, E. (1991). The effects on self-concept and performance of self-handicapping and psychological crutches. Presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

College Service

  • Chairperson, NEASC Task Force on Organization and Governance, 2014
  • Planning Committee, Fall 2013 - present
  • Assessment Committee, Pine Manor College, Fall 1999-Present
  • Curriculum Committee, 2011 - 2013 (Chair)
  • Faculty Executive Committee, 1995 - 1997, 2011 - 2013
  • Faculty Grievance Committee, 2011 - 2012
  • Faculty Moderator, 1996 - 1997, 2011 - 2012
  • Faculty Development Committee, Pine Manor College, Fall 2001
  • Chairperson, Library Committee, Pine Manor College, 1997-1999
  • Faculty Advisor, Psychology Club, Pine Manor College, 1996-1999
  • Chairperson, Diversity Committee, Pine Manor College, 1995-1998

Professional Organizations

  • New England Psychological Association (NEPA):  Steering Committee Member
  • American Psychological Society (APS)