Postdoctoral Fellows & Graduate Student Researchers

 

Doctoral &
Postdoctoral Alumni

Denise Baker
Missouri University of 
Science & Technology

Carly Giffin
Federal Judicial Center

David Lovis-McMahon
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Ashley Votruba
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Keelah Williams
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
Allison CrossAllison Cross
Ph.D. Program in Law and Psychology

Research Interests: juvenile's perceptions of the law and legal actors, legal socialization
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
Taylor LebensfeldTaylor Lebensfeld
Ph.D. Program in Law and Psychology

Research Interests: Memory and the law, eyewitness memory, eyewitness identification
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.
Colleen SullivanColleen Sullivan
Ph.D. Program in Law and Psychology

Research Interests: child sexual abuse, methods used to interview children, family law, and legal decision-making in cases involving children
Kelsey TomKelsey Tom
Ph.D. Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Interests: juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, race, correctional interventions, and the psychological consequences of criminal justice system contact
Anna FineAnna Fine
M.S. Program in Psychology

Research Interests: the intersection of Law and Psychology, Human Cognition, and jury decision making

Ali McCoy
M.S. Program in Psychology

Research Interests: The Intersection of Psychology and Law, specifically in looking at sex crimes, IPV, and the different assessment tools used 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.