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Dr. Dawn McQuiston is Professor of Psychology, Founder/Director of the South Carolina Innocence Initiative (@woffordinnocence), and a Coordinator of the Pre-Law Program (@woffordprelaw) at Wofford College. She also has a Courtesy Professor appointment at Florida International University.​


She is an experimental psychologist with an expertise in the intersection of psychology and the law. Her research interests include courtroom decision making, the reliability of eyewitness testimony, and vicarious trauma experienced by courtroom decision makers during/after trial. Her work examining jurors' judgments about forensic identification evidence was funded by the National Institute of Justice while on the faculty at Arizona State University.


Dr. McQuiston primarily teaches Psychology and Law, Statistics, and Social Psychology. She routinely guest lectures at the Wake Forest School of Law and collaborates with their Innocence & Justice Clinic. ​She also testifies nationwide as an expert witness concerning the reliability of eyewitness testimony.

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