Core Faculty

The more than 35 full-time faculty members of the Psychology Department offer a unique blend of expertise in research, scholarship, and teaching. A number of our faculty members have both law degrees and PhDs. Several have extensive experience as clinicians in forensic units of hospitals, in family court, or as consultants to law enforcement. Among their interests are dangerousness, screening criminal justice applicants, jury and eyewitness research, insanity defense evaluations, child custody, the consequences of early childhood victimization, hostage negotiations, informed consent, group dynamics and cults, women and crime, delinquency, brainwashing, violence, and multicultural issues. Most have published significant articles and/or books on these and many other topics.

Our adjunct faculty are often actively working in forensic, clinical, or legal settings, including hospitals, family courts, correctional centers, and not-for profits. Many of these instructors are leaders in their area of forensics and teach specialty classes on topics such as trauma and victimization, microagressions and racial trauma, mental health stigma, child abuse, false confessions, serial offenders, forensic assessment, and mental health law.  Our programs are committed to racial, gender, and sexual minority justice within the criminal justice system.

For more information about our faculty, contact the Forensic Psychology Office: