Amelia Mallona, Ph.D.

Prior to joining Merrimack College, Amelia Mallona worked at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Springfield College. Her teaching interests include courses related to life-span development and the sociohistorical and cultural context where human development unfolds, such as diversity, social justice and ethics within the educational settings.

She is currently involved as a co-researcher in a Participatory Action Research project that focuses on identifying the multidimensional aspects of poverty. Her additional research interests include understanding the challenges Latinos face accessing higher education. Prior to coming to the United States from Nicaragua, Mallona worked as a regional coordinator of community-development projects sponsored by the Central American University.


Ph.D., Developmental and Dducational Psychology, Boston College
M.A., Sociology, University of Missouri
B.A., General Psychology, Universidad Centroamericana, Nicaragua