Portrait of Melanie Duckworth

Melanie Duckworth, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Science


Dr. Duckworth is an associate dean of the College of Science, as well as acting chair for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science. She also serves as director of the WiSE program, co-director of NevadaTeach, and a program lead for MARC Nevada.

Dr. Duckworth is not supervising any graduate or undergraduate research, nor accepting any student researchers into her lab at this time.

Research interests

  • Physical injuries
  • Traumatic stress reactions
  • Chronic pain
  • Physiological reactivity to stress
  • Coping styles and strategies
  • Risk behaviors and risk perception

Additional roles

  • Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Co-Director, NevadaTeach
  • Director, WiSE
  • Program Lead, MARC Nevada
  • Acting Chair, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science