Melinda Wolbransky, J.D., Ph.D.

Melinda Wolbransky, J.D., Ph.D., is a licensed attorney and clinical and forensic psychologist in Los Angeles, California where she is the Evaluation Manager for Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center’s Conditional Release Program (CONREP), providing psychological evaluations, expert witness testimony, and court liaison services for Los Angeles and San Diego counties. She has taught various psychology and law, general psychology, and criminal justice classes at different universities, including John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Drexel University, and the University of New Haven. She specializes in online teaching formats, having spent the last four years modifying course content and related experiential activities to an online setting. In addition to conducting research on effective ways to teach psychology and law, she also looks at how jury decision-making (particularly those in capital cases) is impacted by evidence related to the defendant’s mental illness. Dr. Wolbransky received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Drexel University, and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, and making the most of the California sunshine.