First Year Students

Meet the first year students...

Maxwell Christensen, M.A.
  • University of Connecticut, B.A. (Individualized: Criminal Behavior, Psychology)
  • Roger Williams University, M.A. (Forensic Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Adolescent Substance Abuse, Violence Risk Assessment, Juvenile Justice and Drug Courts, Personality Assessment, Bystander Intervention
  • Memberships: AP-LS, APS, TPA 
Joshua Francis, M.A.
  • University of Southern California, B.A. (Social Sciences/Psychology) 
  • University of Denver, M.A. (Forensic Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Forensic Evaluation and Assessment, Multiculturalism, Trauma, Sensation Seeking, Violence
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Betsy Galicia, M.A.
  • University of Houston, B.S. (Psychology; Minor: Biology)
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.A. (Forensic Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Translation of Forensic Assessment, Cultural Competence, Cultural Differences in the Criminal Justice System, Immigration, Mental Health of Youth at Risk for Deportation
  • Memberships: APS
Stephanie Haugh, M.A.
  • Kent State University, B.A. (Psychology & Criminal Justice)
  • Western Carolina University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Personality Assessment and Personality Disorders, Sexual Deviance
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Ashley Malchow, M.S.
  • University of Arizona, B.A. (Psychology; Minor: Criminal Justice)
  • Southern Methodist University, M.S. (Counseling)
  • Research Interests: Adolescent Psychopathology, Trauma, Aggression, Risk and Resilience
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Mia M. Ricardo, M.A., LCDC
  • Southern Maine Community College, AAS (Behavioral Health and Human Services)
  • University of Southern Maine, B.A. (Psychology)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Forensic Assessment, Substance Abuse, Brain Disease Model of Addiction, Drug Policy, Juvenile Offenders, Jury Decision Making, Military Psychology
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS, TPA


Gabriele Trupp, M.A.
  • University of Michigan, B.A. (Psychology)
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.A. (Forensic Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Psychopathy, Forensic Assessment, Personality Disorders, Individuals Convicted of a Sex Offense, Mental Health/Diversion Processes
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS

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