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Stephen J. Ross, Ph.D. (University of Texas at El Paso)

Lab Director
Email: sjross2@u.washington.edu
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Dr. Ross earned a Ph.D. in Psychology with a legal concentration from the University of Texas at El Paso in May 2008.  From 2008-2010 he served as a Visiting Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychology at Florida International University.  He joined the IAS faculty at the University of Washington, Tacoma in September 2010 and established the CASCR at that time.  His research interests are related to examining the social and cognitive processes related to decision-making in criminal cases, primarily related to eyewitness identification.  Recently, his research has focused on evaluating how individuals process facial similarity and how the similarity structure of lineups influence mockwitness and eyewitness decisions.  In his free time he enjoys attending sporting events (hockey, football, and baseball primarily), scuba diving, and going to punk/ska concerts.

Jenna Kieckhaefer, M.A. (Florida International University)

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: jkiec001@fiu.edu

Jenna is a graduate student in the Legal Psychology Ph.D. program at Florida International University. 

 


Maggie Howe
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: mhowe5@u.washington.edu

Maggie is a senior at University of Washington, Tacoma and is in her second year as a Research Assistant in the CASCR lab. She is a double-major in Psychology and Criminal Justice.

 

Affiliated Researchers:

Scott Culhane (Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso) is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Wyoming. He conducts research evaluating juror decision-making related to perceptions of alibi evidence, individual differences (i.e., authoritarianism, victim-status, occupation), and cross-cultural studies.

Roy Malpass (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso. He also founded and directed the Eyewitness Identification Research Laboratory at UTEP. He has published extensively in the areas of face recognition, eyewitness identification, and cross-cultural psychology and is considered one of the foremost experts on eyewitness identifications in the world. His laboratory website provides a plethora of information regarding eyewitness memory and identification procedures and useful tools for evaluating the fairness of lineups (http://eyewitness.utep.edu).

Kerri Pickel (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Professor of Psychological Science and the Director of Graduate Studies at Ball State University (Muncie, IN). Her research interests are related to eyewitness memory and juror decision-making specifically related to the weapon focus effect, nonverbal cues to witness accuracy, juror's abilities to disregard evidence, and juror's perceptions of insanity. More information about her research is available on her website (http://kpickel.iweb.bsu.edu/).

Colin Tredoux (Ph.D., University of Cape Town) is a Professor in Psychology at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). His research interests are generally related to facial processing. He is currently working on research developing a software system for enhancing eyewitness composite production (know as ID), evaluating the role of facial similarity in identification parades, and perceptual learning related to the cross race effect (among other projects). More information about his research is available on his website (http://www.uct.ac.za/depts/psychology/plato).

 

Lab Alumni:

Sarah Buchanan (B.A. - University of Washington, Tacoma) graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in June 2012. While attending UWT, she volunteered at New Beginnings Battered Women shelter in Seattle, where she helped women and children heal from abusive relationships. She currently resides in Oxford, England.

Brian Cahill (M.A. - University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) is currently a graduate student in the Legal Psychology, Ph.D. program at Florida International University.

Lina Davis (B.A., University of Washington, Tacoma) graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in June 2013.

Petruska Fernandez (B.A., Florida International University) is currently a graduate student in the Human Resource Management M.S. program at Florida International University.  She earned B.A degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Florida International University in May 2011.

Jeanette Miller (B.A., University of Washington, Tacoma) is currently a graduate student in the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from UWT in June 2013.

Kelly Mooney (B.A., University of Washington, Tacoma) graduated with B.A. degrees in Psychology and Ethnic, Gender, & Labor Studies in June 2013.

Matt Schreiner (B.A., University of Washington, Tacoma) is currently a graduate student in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology M.A. program at Seattle Pacific University.  He earned a B.A. in Psychology from UWT in December 2010.

Harinder Sidhu (B.A., University of Washington, Tacoma) graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in June 2013.