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artist , Educational psychologist

Melinda Fassett Welles, American artist, educational psychologist. Certified educational psychologist California. Grantee, California Department Education, 1975-1976, California Department Health, 1978; Department of Health fellow, 1971-1972.


Welles, Melinda Fassett was born on January 4, 1943 in Palo Alto, California, United States. Daughter of George Edward and Barbara Helena (Todd) Welles.


Student, San Francisco Institute Art, 1959—1960. Student, University Oregon, 1960—1962. Student in Fine Arts & Illustration, Art Center College Design, 1977—1980.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964. Master of Arts in Special Education, University of California at Los Angeles, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1976.


Professor, liberal studies Art Center College Design, since 1978. Assistant professor California State University, Northridge, 1979—1982, Pepperdine University of California at Los Angeles, 1979—1982. Associate professor, curriculum teaching & special education University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1980—1989.

Consultant, special education. Public administration analyst University of California at Los Angeles Special Education Research Program, 1973—1976. Member, academy faculty Pasadena City College, 1973—1979, College Development Studies, Los Angeles, 1978—1987, University of California at Los Angeles Extension, 1980—1984, El Camino Community College, Redondo Beach, California, 1982—1986, Otis College Art & Design, Los Angeles, since 1986.

Executive director Atwater Park Center Disabled Children, Los Angeles, 1976—1978. Coordinator Pacific Oaks College in Service Programs Los Angeles Unified Schools, Pasadena, 1978—1981.


  • Certified educational psychologist California.



Member Southwest Blue Book, Blue Ribbon, Friends of Robinson Gardens, Freedom's Foundation at Valley Forge, Mannequins, Costume Council Los Angeles County Museum Art, Assistance League Southern California. Member of American Council Learning Disabilities, California Learning Disabilities Association, American Psychological Association, California Scholarship Federation (life), Alpha Chi Omega.


George Edward Welles

Barbara Helena (Todd) Welles