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- B.A. (Psychology) - Florida International University
- Ph.D. (Psychology) - Florida International University
- PY 101 - Introductory Psychology
- PY 256 - Psychology of Gender
- PY 291 & 292 - Research Methods I and II
- PY 421 - Forensic Psychology
- PY 746 - Research Methods in Psychology I
Areas of Specialization
Generally, I am interested in two areas of psychology: (1) the intersection of psychology and the law, and (2) sex and sexuality. Using principles from social and cognitive psychology, I have several lines of research in these areas: juror decisions, deception detection, interrogations, experiences of LGBTQ people in and outside of the legal system, and sexuality.
I am currently working with graduate students on projects regarding the juvenile justice system, juror perceptions of nonconsensual pornography, how media changes perceptions of policies in the legal system, and friendships between lesbians and straight women. In the past, my students have investigated the lived experiences of youth incarcerated with adults, variables that leave some vulnerable to sex trafficking, sexual assault victims’ satisfaction with legal professionals, and juror decisions in same-sex sexual harassment cases. I use both quantitative and qualitative methods to answer research questions. For a full list of publications and presentations, see my C.V. (linked above).
As the former Equity and Inclusion Faculty Fellow at Academic Affairs, my work centered around equitable hiring practice, recruitment and retention of minoritized faculty, faculty development (inclusive teaching practices, leadership development), and creating a welcoming environment for faculty, students, and staff. I worked with individual faculty, department chairs, and departments on equity and inclusion projects.
Hear more about my journey to and at Loyola University Maryland.
- Harry W. Rodgers, III, Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (2020)
- Faculty Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship (2021)