PROF. DAWN MCQUISTON
I am an Associate Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Pre-Law Program at Wofford College.
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.
Courses I teach include Psychology and Law, Statistics, and Social Psychology. I also regularly guest lecture at Wake Forest University's School of Law. If you are a student interested in doing independent study with me, please contact me.