I am an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Law & Behavior Laboratory at Wofford College. I am also Associate Coordinator of the Pre-Law Program.
I am an experimental psychologist with an expertise in the intersection of psychology and the law. My work is interdisciplinary, integrating principles of cognitive and social psychology, public policy and the law, and criminal justice reform. My research interests include courtroom decision making, the reliability of eyewitness testimony, vicarious trauma experienced by jurors and judges during/after trial, and judges' interpretation of newly-discovered evidence when considering post-conviction relief petitions. My research examining jurors' judgments about forensic identification evidence was funded by the National Institute of Justice while I was on the faculty at Arizona State University.
Check out some recent press about my work on CNN and in the Chicago Tribune and Spartanburg Herald.
Also see an article about me in the Greenville News after being named one of Greenville's most beautiful women in 2019.
My Law & Behavior Laboratory at Wofford provides advanced research training to undergraduate students interested in learning the scientific study of legal psychology. If you are a student interested in doing independent study with me, please contact me.
Courses I teach include Psychology and Law, Statistics, and Social Psychology. I also regularly guest lecture at Wake Forest University's School of Law.
Wofford Pre-Law Program Faculty
Profs. McQuiston, Fort, & Alvis
Wofford Psychology Department
Tonya Foster, Profs. Pittman, Lefebvre, Bopp, Nowatka,
Steinmetz, Reid, McQuiston