Melissa J. Beers is senior lecturer and Psychology 100 Program Director at Ohio State University, where she teaches several courses, including introductory social psychology, statistics and the teaching of psychology. She is also vice president of the Strategic Research Group (SRG), a research and consulting firm based in Columbus, Ohio, as well as a wife and a very proud mother of a 3-year-old son. She received her Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Ohio University. Had she been privileged to attend Hogwarts, she would have hoped to be sorted into Ravenclaw.