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President: Lora Levett

lora-levett Lora M. Levett, PhD, is an associate professor of criminology, law and society in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and Law at the University of Florida. She received her PhD in legal psychology with a minor in social psychology from Florida International University. Her research focuses on legal decision-making in investigation and trial with the goals of understanding the social processes and mechanisms that influence decision-making and creating policies and procedures that increase just outcomes in the legal system. Her work in these areas has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and she won a third place AP-LS Dissertation Award for her work in juror decision-making. Previously, Levett served as secretary, member-at-large, and chair of the Research, Membership, and Early Career Professionals Committees for AP-LS. She also is an associate editor at Law and Human Behavior.

President-Elect: Barry Rosenfeld

Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, is a professor of psychology and adjunct professor of law at Fordham University. Dr. Rosenfeld received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in bio-ethics and consultation-liaison psychology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He worked for several years as the senior psychologist for the New York City Forensic Psychiatry Clinic prior to joining the faculty of Fordham University in 2000. He has served as director of clinical training (2006–2012) and chair of the Department of Psychology (2014–present). He is the past president, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, and a former editor-in-chief of its journal, the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. He also serves as a member of the editorial board of several prominent psychology journals including Law and Human Behavior, Assessment, and Psychological Assessment.  

Past President: Allison D. Redlich

allison-redlich Allison D. Redlich, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University, where she also serves as the graduate director and associate chair. After receiving her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of California, Davis, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research, which has been funded by federal agencies and private foundations, focuses on interrogations and confessions, guilty pleas, wrongful convictions and mental health courts. Across these areas, she has published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and books. Redlich served as the co-principal investigator on the National Science Foundation-funded Research Coordination Network on Understanding Guilty Pleas, is commonly asked to educate legal professionals and the public in the form of expert testimony and presentations, and currently sits on the editorial boards of five journals. In 2018, she was awarded the APA Mid-Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Benefit Children, Youth, and Families. Redlich has been proud to serve AP-LS in several different capacities, including member-at-large, conference co-chair, chair of the Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee, and member of the Scientific Review Committee.

Last updated: November 2021Date created: September 2013

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