Fourth Year Students & Beyond

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Meet the fourth year students & beyond...

Brittany Bate, M.A. bpb008@shsu.edu
  • Cleveland State University, B.A. (Psychology, Criminology, Sociology)
  • Cleveland State University, M.A. (Sociology)
  • Research Interests: Jury Perceptions and Decision-Making, Expert Witness Testimony, LGBT Issues, Psychopathy, Prisoner Reentry and Recidivism, Forensic Assessment and Evaluation
  • Memberships: AP-LS
Paula Bernhard, M.A. pab020@shsu.edu
  • Northwestern University, B.A. (Psychology, Legal Studies)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Wrongful Convictions, Sexual Paraphilias, Sexual Offending
  • Memberships: AP-LS, TPA, APA
Claire Bryson, M.A. cnb023@shsu.edu
  • Boston University, B.A. (Psychology, Minor: French)
  • Marymount University, M.A. (Forensic Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Severe Mental Illness, Suicide and Suicide Risk Assessment, Foresnic Assessment, Psychological Autopsy
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Tatjana Damnjanovic, B.S.
  • University of Begrade, Serbia B.S. (Psychology); University of Missouri, Columbia (Psychology, non degree)
  • Research Interests: Social Forensic Psychology, Vengeance and Crime Justification, Forensic Assessment, Psychotic disorders and Schizophrenia
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Dana Leigh Formon, M.A.
  • Drexel University, B.S. (Psychology), Southeast Missouri State University, B.F.A. (Dance and Choreography)
  • Research Interests: Social Forensic Psychology, Forensic Assessment, Offender Rehabilitation and Reentry Programs, Psychopathy
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS, ACBS

Carla Munoz Gonzalez, M.A. cga007@shsu.edu
  • Federico Villarreal University in Lima, Peru, B.S. (Psychology)
  • Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida, M.A. (Forensic Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Forensic Assessment, Psychopathy, Violence Risk Assessment, Multicultural Issues in Assessment & Treatment of Offenders, Association between Immigration Experience & Mental Health Issues
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS, SSSP, Board of Psychology in Peru
Hyemin Jeon, M.A. hxj007@shsu.edu
  • Daejin University in Korea, B.A. (American Studies)
  • Hallym University in Korea, M.A. (Psychology and Law)
  • Research Interests: Jury Perception, Jury Decision Making, Expert Testimony, Forensic Assessment and Evaluation, Psychopathic Traits of Offender Samples, Multicultural Issues in Forensic Setting
  • Memberships: AP-LS, APA
Jason Lawrence, B.S.
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S. (Psychology)
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. (Japanese)
  • Research Interests: Forensic Assessment and Evaluation, Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Issues in Psychology, Prison Psychology
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS, IACCP
Kelsey Laxton, M.A.
  • University of Tennessee-Martin, B.A. (Psychology, Minor: Criminal Justice)
  • Research Interests: Prison Psychology, LGBT issues in the legal arena, juror perceptions, juvenile delinquency, forensic assessment and evaluation
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS, SEPA
Laurel Mattos, M.A. lam073@shsu.edu
  • Brown University, B.A. (Psychology)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Psychopathy (Adult & Juvenile; Criminal & Non-criminal), Violence Risk Assessment, Forensic Assessment, Violent Crime
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Kate McCallum, M.A.
  • Occidental College, B.A. (Psychology)
  • University of Denver, M.A. (Forensic Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Forensic Assessment and Evaluation, Protective Factors Pertaining to Re-offending, Public Policy, Sexual Offending
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Sherzine McKenzie, SSP smm056@shsu.edu
  • Stephen F. Austin, B.A. (Psychology, Spanish)
  • Sam Houston State University, SSP (School Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Juvenile Justice, Peer Victimization, Legal Culpability in Bullycide, Forensic Assessment, Diversity Issues in Forensic Psychology
  • Memberships: APA, NASP, TASP
Charlotte Pennington, M.A. crp007@shsu.edu
  • Sam Houston State University, B.S. (Psychology, Minor: Human Services)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Research Interests: Neuropsychological Assessment, Personality and Executive Functioning, Suicide Risk Assessment, Mindfulness
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Brittany Ridge, B.A. b.ridge@shsu.edu
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. (Psychology, Sociology)
  • Research Interests: Psychopathy, Forensic Assessment and Evaluation, Risk Assessment, Violent Crime, Victimization
  • Memberships: APA, AP-LS
Hsiao-Wen Wang, M.S. hxw006@shsu.edu
  • Fun-jen Catholic University, B.S. (Psychology)
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S. (Criminology)
  • Research Interests: Substance Abuse, Risk Assessment, Forensic Assessment and Evaluation, Multicultural Issues in Psychology
  • Memberships: AP-LS

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