2020 President: Allison D. 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.