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Dr. Melissa Sloan

Title: Associate Professor
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Phone: 941-359-4286
Email: melissasloan@usf.edu
Office: C246

Melissa Sloan, PhD, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Sociology, is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus. She also serves as the coordinator of the Honors Program. Dr. Sloan joined the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus faculty in 2010. Prior to joining the Sarasota-Manatee campus, Dr. Sloan was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Behavioral Science at Drew University. She earned her BS degree in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and her MA and PhD degrees in Sociology from Vanderbilt University.

Her teaching interests are in the areas of social psychology, emotion, mental health, work and occupations, research methodology and statistics. Dr. Sloan’s research investigates the relationships among occupational and job characteristics, workplace status, the experience and expression of emotion in the workplace and psychological well-being. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the American Association of University Women to fund her research. Her published work appears in journals including Social Psychology Quarterly, Work and Occupations and Social Science and Medicine.


Sloan, M. M. & Unnever, J. D. (2016). The status of race in public sector work: Implications for emotion management and job satisfaction. Sociological Focus, 49(4), 286‐304.

Sloan, M. M. (2014). The consequences of emotional labor for public sector workers and the mitigating role of self-efficacy. The American Review of Public Administration, 44(3), 274-290

Sloan, M. M., Evenson Newhouse, R. J., & Thompson, A. B. (2013). Counting on coworkers: Race, social support, and emotional experiences on the job. Social Psychology Quarterly, 76(4), 343-372.

Sloan, M. M. (2013). Impression management. In. V. Smith (Ed.), Sociology of work: An encyclopedia (pp. 426-427). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Sloan, M. M. (2013). Book review. Phone clones: Authenticity work in the transnational service economy. Work and Occupations, 40(1), 69-71.

Thompson, A. B., & Sloan, M. M. (2012). Race as region, region as race: How black and white southerners understand their racial identities. Southern Cultures, 18(4), 72-95.

Sloan, M. M. (2012). Controlling anger and happiness at work: An examination of gender differences. Gender, Work, & Organization, 19(4), 370-391.

Sloan, M. M. (2012). Unfair treatment in the workplace and worker well-being: The role of coworker support in a service work environment. Work and Occupations, 39(1), 3-34.

Davis, C., Sloan, M. M., & Tang, C. (2011). Role occupancy, quality, and psychological distress among Caucasian and African American women. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 26(1), 72-82.

Davis, C., Hughes, L., Sloan, M. M., Tang, C., & MacMaster, S. (2009). HIV/AIDS knowledge, sexual activity and safer sex practices among female students in Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 8(4), 414-429.

Sloan, M. M. (2008). Emotion management and workplace status: Consequences for well-being. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2(3), 236-55.