Postdoctoral Fellows & Graduate Student Researchers

 

Doctoral &
Postdoctoral Alumni

Denise Baker
Assistant Professor
Missouri University of 
Science & Technology

Carly Giffin
Federal Judicial Center

David Lovis-McMahon
Facebook, Inc.

Ashley Votruba
Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Keelah Williams
Assistant Professor
Hamilton College

 

Bethany GrownsBethany Growns
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests: cognitive mechanisms that underlie forensic science expertise

Logan BusseyLogan Bussey
Ph.D. Program in Law and Psychology

Research Interests:individual and group influences on juror decision making, eyewitness memory, juror instructions
Emily DenneEmily Denne
Ph.D. Program in Law and Psychology

Research Interests: broad effects of stereotyping, racism, and prejudice at every level of our legal system
Kristen McCowanKristen McCowan
Ph.D. Program in Law and Psychology

Research Interests: juror decision making, and the general role expert and juror biases play within the justice system
Breanna OlsonBreanna Olson
Ph.D. Program in Law and Psychology

Research Interests: juror and jury decision making; use and influence of evidence and intergroup dynamics in jury deliberation processes
Hannah PhalenHannah Phalen
Ph.D. Program in Law and Psychology

Research Interests: the ways in which gender, expressed emotions, and emotionally evocative evidence influences legal decision-making
Kathleen PadillaKathleen Padilla
Ph.D. Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Interests: policing, with a focus on police officer mental health and wellness; training and technology; and qualitative methodologies.
Justin SanchezJustin Sanchez
Ph.D. Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Interests: Policing, Organizational Justice, Procedural justice & Legitimacy.
Madison AdamoliMadison Adamoli
M.S. Program in Psychology

Research Interests: prisonization, specifically its affect on inmates and individuals who work within the prison system as well as how stigmatization effects decision-making
Brianna baileyBrianna Bailey
M.S. Program in Psychology

Research Interests: forensic psychology; social psychology; gender roles in law; racial stigma and prejudice in law; impact of graphic/gruesome evidence; jury decision making; public perceptions of attorneys; gendered words and attitudes
Samantha BeanSamantha Bean
M.S. Program in Psychology

Research Interests: jury decision making, intergroup dynamics, and the role of emotion in the courtroom
Anna FineAnna Fine
M.S. Program in Psychology

Research Interests: the intersection of Law and Psychology, Human Cognition, and jury decision making
Emily LineEmily Line
M.S. Program in Psychology

Research Interests: thought processes that occur during decision making, what makes people confident in their decisions, and how people incorporate contextual information into their beliefs and actions. My current research investigates these concepts through the lens of psychology in the legal system.
Jake PlantzJake Plantz
M.S. Program in Psychology

Research Interests: Decision-making in forensic, counseling, and clinical settings with a focus on the role of bias and social processes such as conformity and compliance.
Colleen SullivanColleen Sullivan
M.S. Program in Criminology & Criminal Justice

Research Interests: child sexual abuse and the methods used to interview children, family law, and extralegal factors that influence legal decision making