Melissa Burch

  • Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
Melissa Burch

Melissa Burch’s research centers on the development of memory. She has conducted research using behavioral memory tasks with infants, studying the development of autobiographical memory in the context of parent-child conversations, and examining the role of emotion in adults’ autobiographical memory. She is interested in characteristics of narratives for personal stories as well as parent-child book reading interactions.

Areas of Expertise

Memory development, memory and emotion, narrative, book reading


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A., Franklin Marshall College