Michelle Dunlap

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Michelle Dunlap, Ph.D. is a social psychologist, human developmentalist, author, and consultant with more than three decades of teaching, consulting, research, writing, and writing coaching experience. She holds the status of Emeritus Professor of Human Development at Connecticut College, and is an adjunct dissertation mentor with Walden University in the College of Education and Human Services, Developmental Psychology area.

Courses Dr. Dunlap has taught over the years include:

Adolescent Development
Basic Applied Statistical Analyses
Black Children and Families Freshman Seminar
Black Experiences: Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches
Child Development
Child Development: Coping and Resiliency
Children and Families in a Multicultural Society
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
General Psychology
Human Development: Social World of Children & Families
Social and Personality Development
Social and Personality Development Advanced Research & Methods
Social Psychology

Dr. Dunlap’s areas of research focus over the years include child and family diversity issues, racial identity development, service-learning and multicultural community engagement issues, and retail racism. With respect to these areas of scholarship, she is author or co-editor of 5 books, as well as author or co-author of 45 journal articles, book chapters, and essays. Her two most popular books are, “Reaching Out to Children and Families: Students Model Effective Community Service (2000, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers), and “Retail Racism: Shopping While Black and Brown in America” (2021, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).


PhD, University of Florida

MS, University of Florida

BS, Wayne State University