Melissa Baartman Mork, Psy.D.

Melissa Baartman Mork, Psy.D.

Professor of Psychology

Psy.D. from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
M.A. from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
B.S. from Jamestown College


Nazareth Hall, N3211
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113



Prior to coming to Northwestern, Melissa Baartman Mork was employed with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Health Services providing psychotherapy and conducting neuropsychological assessments for the UMD Medical School.

Dr. Mork’s areas of specialty began in graduate school when studying patterns, processes, and bereavement. Taking a sharp turn in research, however, she became a Certified Humor Professional and specializes in the study and use of humor in various domains, including parenting, teaching, and especially grief.

Specialty Areas

  • Grief, Bereavement, and Death Studies
  • Therapeutic Benefits of Humor
  • Clinical Psychology