Melissa J. Schotthofer


School-Teaching Learn and Develop Sci
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
School-Teaching Learn and Develop Sci
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MA, Human Development and Family Studies, Child Life emphasis, 2012, University of Missouri-Columbia


  • CFD 155 Principles of Human Development
  • CFD 306 Death, Separation, and Loss
  • CFD 353 Childhood Illnesses, Injuries, Diseases and Disorders
  • CFD 454 Therapeutic Play Activities for Hospitalized Children
  • CFD 466 Internship in Programs for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families
  • CFD 499 Practicum in Child and Family Development
  • CFD 562/662 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • CFD 563/663 Administration of Programs for Children and Families
  • CLS 790 Practicum in Child Life

Professional experience

  • Item Writing Committee Chair for the Association of Child Life Professionals

Research and professional interests

Melissa Schotthofer is currently completing a PhD in psychology with an emphasis in cognition and instruction in higher education. Her dissertation topic is the influence of transformative experience on academic persistence at the college level.