CURRICULUM VITAE
MARGARET C. STEVENSON
Assistant Professor of Psychology
The University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Ave.
Evansville, IN 47722
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 812-488-2698
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Social Psychology (June, 2008)
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Minors: Statistics, Methods, and Measurement
& Psychology and the Law
M.A., Social Psychology (May, 2005)
The University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S., Psychology & B.A., French (May, 2003)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Summa Cum Laude
HONORARY SOCIETIES, AWARDS, AND GRANTS
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Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Grants-In-Aid, $2,000
Uexplore Undergraduate Research Grant (Fall), University of Evansville, $1,000
Uexplore Undergraduate Research Grant (Fall), University of Evansville, $124
Faculty mentor for Midwestern Psychological Association, PSI CHI Award for
Undergraduate Research, $300
Uexplore Undergraduate Research Grant (Summer), University of Evansville,
$1,500.00
Arts, Research, and Teaching (ART) Grant (Spring), $1,900
1st Place Dissertation Award, The American Psychology and Law Society,
$1,000
Uexplore Undergraduate Research Grant (Fall), University of Evansville, $725
UIC Department of Psychology Research Fund, $500
American Psychology and Law Society Grant for Research, $600
American Psychological Association, Div 37 Section on Child Maltreatment
Dissertation Award, $400
American Psychology and Law Society Grant for Research, $600
University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College Travel Award
University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychology Travel Funds
UIC Department of Psychology Research Fund, $300
American Psychology and Law Society Grant for research, $500
American Society of Trial Consultants Student Research Grant, $300
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University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College Travel Award
University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychology Travel Funds
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
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American Psychological Association (APA) Division 41: American Psychology/Law
Society (AP-LS)
APA Division 37: Child and Family Policy and Practice
APA Division 37’s Section on Child Maltreatment and Neglect
APA Division 2: Teaching of Psychology
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Midwestern Psychological Association
SERVICE IN THE DISCIPLINE
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Was solicited and served as an expert reviewer for a National Sciences Foundation (NSF)
grant for research (December, 2009)
Committee Member of the AP-LS Dissertation Awards Committee (2009 – present)
Community Advocacy: Provide resources/services to Court Appointed Special Advocates
(CASA) for children in the Vanderburgh County (2009 – present).
Editorial board member for the Journal of Forensic Psychology (2009 – present)
Editorial board member for the International Journal of Psychological Studies (2009 –
present)
Ad Hoc peer reviewer for the Basic and Applied Social Psychology; Journal of
Experimental Social Psychology; and Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law (2009)
Committee Member for APA Division 37’s Section on Child Maltreatment and Neglect,
Casenotes Newsletter Committee (2008 – present)
Peer reviewer for conference presentations for APA (2008), AP-LS (2006, 2007, 2009),
and the American Psychological Society (APS, 2004)
Peer reviewer for the Student Research Poster Award; APA Division 37 (2006)
Member, Student Editorial Board, Law and Human Behavior: 2004 – 2006
Member, Research Committee, American Society of Trial Consultants: 2004
Community Advocacy: Co-Investigator, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, Program
Evaluation (2003 – 2005)
Student Representative of APA Division 37: Child, Youth, and Family Services: 2004 –
2006
Student Liaison for APA Division 41 (AP-LS) & Division 37: 2004
APA Division 37 Student Task Force: 2004 – 2006
UNIVERSITY SERVICE
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Co-Faculty Advisor for PSI CHI and Psychology club (2008 – present)
Honors Faculty Scholar in Residence (2008 – present)
Committee member of UE’s Honors Program (2008 – present)
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Faculty Advisor for the Student Organization for Veterans Affairs (2009 – present)
UE Graduate and Professional School Forum for Students; Faculty Panel Member (2009)
UE Faculty Panel Member for Psi Chi, Presentation on Research Interests (2009)
Conducted approximately 10 prospective student interviews at UE (2008 – 2009)
Participated in 3 UE open-houses (2009)
Participated in UE’s summer in-coming freshmen registration (SOAR 3) (2009)
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Contemporary European Business; Harlaxton College
Co-taught 10-day course in England in May, 2009 (Enrollment = 10 students from
University of Evansville; 13 students from Marion College)
Children, Psychology, and the Law; The University of Evansville
Taught in Fall, 2009 (Enrollment = 10 students)
Psychology and the Law; The University of Evansville
Taught in Spring, 2009 and Spring 2010 (Enrollment = 12 – 15 students)
Social Psychology; The University of Evansville
Taught in Fall, 2008; Spring, 2009; Fall, 2009, Spring 2010 (Enrollment = 26 - 39 students)
Introductory Psychology; The University of Evansville
Taught two sections in Fall, 2009; taught one section in Spring, 2009 and Fall, 2009; taught
two sections in Spring 2010 (Enrollment = 34 - 38 students)
Statistics; The University of Illinois at Chicago
Taught in Spring, 2008 (Enrollment = 20 students)
Guest Lectures;
The University of Evansville:
Class: Introduction to Women’s Studies (Fall, 2009)
Lecture: Gave lecture on women’s issues in the workforce (business) from a social
psychological perspective
The University of Illinois at Chicago:
Classes: Statistics (Spring, 2007), Advanced Statistics (Fall, 2007)
Lecture: Gave lectures on the topics of correlation and of linear regression, explaining
regression both conceptually, and mathematically
Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Weekly Meetings; The University of Evansville
Attended weekly CTE meetings (2008 - 2009)
Attended the CTE group on Learner-Centered Teaching (2009)
Attended the CTE Assessment Workshop (2009)
Attended the CTE group on Active Learning (2008)
Teaching Assistant; The University of Illinois at Chicago
Responsibilities: Lectured and facilitated discussion in weekly discussion sections
consisting of 25 students per section, graded papers, proctored exams, and met with
students individually
 Introductory Psychology: Fall 2003; Spring 2004; Summer 2004; Fall 2005; Summer
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 Research Methods: Fall 2004; Fall 2006; Spring 2008
 Social Psychology: Spring 2005
 Statistics: Spring 2006; Spring 2007; Summer 2008
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ADVISING AND MENTORING
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Currently advising 21 UE psychology majors.
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Research Lab Advisor in Psychology at UE (2008 – 2009)
o Advised and directed a total of 5 UE undergraduates in research on a variety of
different projects in my Psychology and Law laboratory. Students were involved in
all stages of the research process including theory-development, development of
research materials, data collection, data entry, data analysis, writing grant proposals,
writing manuscripts, submitting projects for peer review. Students’ research
contributions were so substantial that they earned co-authorship on a variety of
different types of publications including conference presentations, 2 APA Division
37 Newsletter columns, and a peer-reviewed journal article.
o Advised 4 students on research projects that they independently conceived for
Independent Study course credit.
o Provided advice, mentorship, direction, and materials to 10 students pursuing
research in the area of social psychology in the psychology research methods class.
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Senior Thesis Mentor (2008 – 2009)
o Katlyn Sorenson (Fall, 2009). Socioeconomic status affects perceptions of juvenile
offenders in adult criminal court. (Faculty mentor for this project, funded by a
summer Uexplore Undergraduate Research Grant) In progress.
o Natalia Potrzuski (Fall, 2009). Priming and implicit attitudes. (Faculty mentor for
this Senior Honors Thesis; funded by a Uexplore Undergraduate Research Grant).
In progress.
o Justin Daily (Fall, 2009). How social identity theory explains attitudes towards ingroup and out-group members. In progress.
o Kendra Syverson (Spring, 2009). Diagnosing, understanding, and treating the sex
offending pedophile’s mind.
o Caresse Bucchan (Spring, 2009). Identity Crisis with African American Males in
Academics.
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Senior Honors Thesis Co-Mentor (2006 – 2007)
o Alaine Kalder (2007). Gender Differences in Jurors’ Perceptions of Infanticide
Involving Disabled and Non- Disabled Infants.
o Barbara Oudekerk (2006). Jurors’ Perceptions of Infanticide: Mother versus Father
Perpetrators.
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Research Lab Mentor and Advisor for Dr. Bette L. Bottoms’ Lab (2003-2007).
o Responsible for advising and directing 18 undergraduates in research on a variety of
different projects.
PUBLICATIONS
NOTE: Undergraduate co-authors are bolded.
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Articles & Chapters:
Stevenson, M. C., Bottoms, B. L., & Diamond, S. S. (2010). Understanding jurors’ discussions of a
defendant’s history of child abuse and alcohol abuse in capital sentencing deliberations.
Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 16, 1 - 38.
Salerno, J. M., Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Wiley, T. R. A., Bottoms, B. L., & Schmillen,
R. A. (in press). Perceptions of Sex Offender Registry Laws as Applied to Juveniles. Invited
chapter to appear in J. L. Lampinen, & K. Sexton-Radek (Eds.). Protecting Children From
Violence: Evidence Based Interactions. New York: Psychology Press.
Salerno, J. M., Najdowski, C. J., Stevenson, M. C., Wiley, T. R. A., Bottoms, B. L., Vaca Jr. R.,
& Pimental, P. S. (2010). Psychological mechanisms underlying support for juvenile sex
offender registry laws: Prototypes, moral outrage, and perceived threat. Behavioral
Sciences and the Law, 28, 58 - 83.
Stevenson, M. C., Sorenson, K. M., Smith, A. C., Sekely, A., & Dzwairo, R. A. (2009). Effects
of defendant and victim race on perceptions of juvenile sex offenders. Behavioral Sciences
and the Law, 27, 957 – 979.
Reynolds, C. E., Najdowski, C. J., Salerno, J. M., Stevenson, M. C., Wiley, T. R A., & Bottoms, B.
L. (in press). Public perceptions of registry laws for juvenile sex offenders. To appear in F.
Columbus (Ed.), Youth violence: Causes, warning signs and prevention. Hauppauge, NY:
Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Stevenson, M. C. (2009). Perceptions of juvenile offenders who were abused as children. Journal
of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 18, 331-349.
Stevenson, M. C., & Bottoms, B. L. (2009). Race Shapes Perceptions of Juvenile Offenders in
Criminal Court. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 1660-1689.
Stevenson, M. C., & Caldwell, T. (2009). Personality in juror decision-making: Toward an
ideographic approach in research. Law and Psychology Review, 33, 93-111.
Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., & Haegerich, T. M. (2009). Understanding
adults’ perceptions of juvenile offenders. In B. L. Bottoms, G. S. Goodman, & C. J.
Najdowski (Eds.). Child victims, child offenders: Psychology and law (pp. 349 - 368). New
York: Guilford Press.
Bottoms, B. L., Golding, J. M., Stevenson, M. C., Wiley, T. R. A., & Yowziak, J. A.
(2007). A review of factors affecting jurors’ decisions in child sexual abuse
cases. In J. D. Read, D. Ross, M. Toglia, & R. Lindsay (Eds.). The psychology
of eyewitness memory (pp. 509 – 543). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Wiley, T. R. A., Bottoms, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., & Oudekerk, B. (2005). Psychological
Research Related to Children, Policy, and Law. In A. C. Fonseca (Ed.), Forensic
Psychology, Almedina Press: Coimbra, Portugal.
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Articles Under Revision for Publication:
Kalder, A., Bottoms, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., Oudekerk, B., & Wiley, T. R. A., (2009). Gender
Differences in Jurors’ Perceptions of Infanticide Involving Disabled and Non-Disabled
Infants. Manuscript under revision for publication in Child Abuse and Neglect.
Other Publications:
Stevenson, M. C. (2009, Fall). Racial Biases in the Application of Juvenile Sex Offender
Registration. Under review for publication in the Section on Child Maltreatment
Newsletter: Division 37, American Psychological Association.
Bottoms, B. L., Miller, R., Stevenson, M. C., & Wiley, T. (2004). Chicago children’s advocacy
center evaluability assessment (Tech. Rep.). Chicago, IL: Chicago Children’s Advocacy
Center.
Stevenson, M. C. & Sorenson, K. M. (2008, Fall). Is Death for Child Rape Effective Child
Advocacy? The Supreme Court Says No. Section on Child Maltreatment Newsletter:
Division 37, American Psychological Association,13, 6-7.
Stevenson, M. C. (2003). Sabotaging the Self to Protect the Self: Sex Differences in SelfHandicapping. The Ohio State Honors Theses Journal.
Manuscripts In Preparation:
Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., & Sorenson, K. M. (2009). Factors That
Influence Perceptions of Juvenile Offenders. Manuscript in preparation to appear in F.
Columbus (Ed.), Crime: Causes, Types and Victims. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science
Publishers, Inc.
Sorenson, K. M., & Stevenson, M. C. (2009). Socioeconomic Status Influences Perceptions of
Juvenile Offenders Tried in Adult Court. Manuscript in preparation.
Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Salerno, J. M., Wiley, T. R. A., Bottoms, B. L., Sorenson, K.
M. (2009). Effects of a Defendant’s History of Being Sexually Abused on Perceptions of
Juvenile Sex Offenders. Manuscript in preparation.
Stevenson, M. C., Smith, A., Sekely, A., & Sorenson, K. M. (2009). Individual Differences as
Predictors of Attitudes Toward Juvenile Sex Offenders: Level of Education, Gender,
Political Orientation, and Age. Manuscript in preparation.
Stevenson, M. C., Long, S., & Becker, L. (2009). Students’ Perceptions of Pop Quizzes in
Statistics Courses. Manuscript in preparation to be submitted to Teaching of Psychology.
Lytle, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., & Aramovitch, N. (2009). Extreme Political Conservatives Resist
Conformity More Than Liberals. Manuscript in preparation.
Bottoms, B. L., Nadjowski, C. J., Stevenson, M. C., & Vellieux, S.P. J. (2009). Review of Teaching
in Psychology and the Law. Manuscript in preparation.
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Bottoms, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., & Wiley, T., (2009). Individual Differences in Jurors’ Reactions
to Child Sexual Assault Cases. Manuscript in preparation.
Bottoms, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., & Vellieux, S.P. J. (2009). Child Abuse Experiences as
Predictors of Judgments in Child Sexual Assault Cases. Manuscript in preparation.
Bottoms, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., Wiley, T., Oudekerk, B. A., Kalder, A., & Perona, A. (2009).
The influence of perpetrator identity, child age, and juror gender on juror decisions in
man-perpetrated infanticide cases. Manuscript in preparation.
Grants Received or Submitted
Becker, L., Hennon, E., Miller, K., & Stevenson, M. C. (under review). Cognitive psychology and
neuroscience in a small liberal arts setting. Submitted to the National Science Foundation
(NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program grant.
Ebersole, R. & Stevenson, M. C. (under review). Changes in Sexual Behavior Among HIV
Seropositive Adults. Submitted to Uexplore Undergraduate Research Grant, University of
Evansville, $690.
Stevenson, M. C., Lytle, B. B. (Spring, 2009). Effects of defendant and victim race on jurors’
likelihood to conform during jury deliberations. Society for the Psychological Study of
Social Issues (SPSSI) Grants-In-Aid, $2,000.
Stevenson, M. C., Sorenson, K. M., Smith, A., Sekely, A., & Sigler, B. (Fall, 2009). Effects of
Defendant and Victim Race on Juror Pressures to Conform During Deliberations.
Uexplore Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Evansville, $1,000.
Potrzuski, N., & Stevenson, M. C. (Fall, 2009). Priming and implicit attitudes. Uexplore
Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Evansville, $124.
Sorenson, K., & Stevenson, M. C. (Summer, 2009). Does Socioeconomic Status Affect
Perceptions of Juvenile Defendants in Adult Criminal Court? Uexplore Undergraduate
Research Grant, University of Evansville, $1,500.
Stevenson, M. C., (Spring, 2009). Perceptions of Juvenile Sex Offenders: Does a History of
Behaing Sexually Abused “Help” or “Hurt”? Arts, Research, and Teaching (ART) Grant,
University of Evansville, $1,900.
Stevenson, M. C., & Sorenson, K., (Fall, 2008). Perceptions of Criminal Cases. Uexplore
Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Evansville, $725.
Grants in Preparation:
Stevenson, M. C. (2009). Factors that Influence Jurors’ Use of a Defendant’s History of Child
Abuse in Capital Sentencing Trials. Grant in preparation to be submitted to the National
Science Foundatin (NSF) Law and Policy Grant.
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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Ebersole, R., Smith, A., & Stevenson, M. C. (2010, May). Changes in Sexual Behaviors of HIV
Seropositive Adults. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern
Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Najdowski, C. J., Stevenson, M. C., Salerno, J. M., Wiley, T. R. A., Bottoms, B. L., & Sorenson,
K. M. (2010, March). Perceptions of abuse history as a cause of juvenile sex offending. To
be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, Vancouver,
Canada.
Sorenson, K. M. & Stevenson, M. C. (2010, March). Socioeconomic Status Affects Perceptions of
Juvenile Defendants Tried in Adult Court. To be presented as a paper at annual meeting of
the American Psychology Law Society, Vancouver, Canada.
Stevenson, M. C., Sekely, A., Smith, A., & Sorenson, K. M. (2010, March). Individual
Differences as Predictors of Attitudes Toward Juvenile Sex Offenders: Level of Education,
Political Orientation, and Gender. To be presented at the annual meeting of the American
Psychology Law Society, Vancouver, Canada.
Stevenson, M. C., Lytle, B., Smith, A., Sorenson, K. M., Sekely, A., Sigler, B. (2010, March).
Effects of Defendant and Victim Race on Juror Pressures to Conform During
Deliberations. To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law
Society, Vancouver, Canada.
Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Salerno, J. M., Tisha R. A. Wiley, Bottoms, B. L., &
Sorenson, K. M. (2010, March). Effects of a Defendant’s History of Being Sexually
Abused on Perceptions of Juvenile Sex Offenders. To be presented at as a paper at the
annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, Vancouver, Canada.
Lytle, B., Stevenson, M. C., Aramovich, N. (2010, January). Political Ideology and Conformity:
Extreme Conservatives are Better Than Liberals at Resisting Conformity. To be presented
at the annual meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, CA.
Salerno, J. M., Bottoms, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Wiley, T. R. A., Roy, K., &
Vaca Jr. R. A. (January, 2010). The Influence of Offender Age, Offender Prototypes, and
Punishment Motives on Support for Sex Offender Registration Laws. To be presented at the
annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lytle, B., Stevenson, M. C., Aramovich, N. (2009, May). Political Ideology and Conformity:
Pitting Conservatives’ Support of the In-group Against Their Rigidity. Presentation at the
annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Sorenson, K., Smith, A., Sekely, A., Dzwairo, A., & Stevenson, M. C. (2009, May). Race Shapes
Perceptions of Juvenile Sex Offenders. Presentation at the Psi Chi portion of the annual
meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
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Stevenson, M. C., (2009, March). Coding Jurors’ Deliberations About a Defendant’s History of
Child Maltreatment and Alcohol Abuse. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of
the American Psychology Law Society, San Antonio, TX.
Stevenson, M. C., (2009, March). Understanding Jurors’ Discussions of a Defendant’s History of
Child Abuse and Alcohol Abuse in Capital Sentencing Trials. Presentation of the “First
Place Dissertation Award” at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society,
San Antonio, TX.
Kasprzyk, L., Stevenson, M. C., & Bottoms, B. L. (2009, May). Mock Jurors’ Perceptions of
Religiously Motivated Child Medical Neglect. Presentation at the annual meeting of the
Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Salerno, J. M., Stevenson, M. C., Bottoms, B. L., Najdowski, C. J., Wiley, T. R. A., Vaca Jr., R.,
& Schmillen, R.A. (February, 2009). Juvenile Sex Offender Registry Laws are Motivated
By Perceptions of Threat and Desire to Punish. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of
the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.
Najdowski, C. J., Bottoms, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., Vargas, M. C., & Kahn, S. (2008, August).
Jurors' Perceptions of Juvenile Defendants in Adult Criminal Court. Presentation at the
annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Las Vegas, CA.
Salerno, J. M., Stevenson, M. C., Najdowski, C. J., Wiley, T. R. A., & Bottoms, B. L. (2008,
May). Beliefs About the Effectiveness of Juvenile Sex Offender Registry Laws in Preventing
Child Sexual Abuse. Invited paper presentation at "Protecting Children from Danger:
Emerging Trends and Perspectives," a preconference held in conjunction with the annual
meeting of the American Psychological Society, Elmhurst, Illinois.
Stevenson, M. C., Bottoms, B. L., Diamond, S. S., Najdowski, C., Stec, I., Pimental, P. (2008,
March). Jurors’ Discussions of a Defendants’ Childhood Maltreatment During Capital
Sentencing Deliberations. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American
Psychology Law Society, Jacksonville, FL.
Bottoms, B. L., Veilleux, J. C., Stevenson, M. C., & Mitchell, T. S. (2008, February). Effects Of
Jurors’ Sexual Experience And Attitudes On Jurors’ Judgments In Child Sexual Abuse
Cases. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social
Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.
Kalder, A. K., Bottoms, B. L., Oudekerk, B. A., Wiley, T. R., Stevenson, M. C., & Perona, A. R.
(2007, August). The influence of infant disability on jurors' perceptions of infanticide.
Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San
Francisco, CA.
Kalder, A. K., Bottoms, B. L., Oudekerk, B. A., Wiley, T. R., Stevenson, M. C., & Perona, A. R.
(2006, April). Perceptions of infanticide: Infants with disabilities vs. infants without
disabilities. Presentation at the annual University of Illinois at Chicago Undergraduate
Research Symposium, Chicago, IL.
Bottoms, B. L., Oudekerk, B. A., Wiley, T. R. A., Stevenson, M. C., Kalder, A. (2006, March).
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Jurors’ Perceptions of Infanticide. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American
Psychology Law Society, St. Petersburg, FL.
Bottoms, B. L., Nadjowski, C., Stevenson, M. C., Vellieux, J. (2006, March). Pedagogical
Approaches in the Psychology and Law Classroom. Symposium presentation at the annual
meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, St. Petersburg, FL.
Stevenson, M. C. & Bottoms, B. L. (2006, March). Effects of Defendant and Victim Race on
Jurors’ Perceptions of Juvenile Offenders. Presentation at the annual meeting of the
American Psychology Law Society, St. Petersburg, FL.
Oudekerk, B. A., Bottoms, B. L., Wiley, T. R. A., Stevenson, M. C., Kalder, A., & Perona, A. R.
(2006, April). Perceptions of infanticide: Mother vs. father perpetrators. Presentation at the
annual University of Illinois at Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL.
Bottoms, B. L., Oudekerk, B., Wiley, T. R. A., Stevenson, M. C., Shetret, L., & Perona, A.
(2005, May). Gender Differences in Perceptions of Infants and Children, Presentation at
Psi Chi portion of the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association,
Chicago, IL.
Bottoms, B. L., Stevenson, M. C., & Wiley, T. (2005, March). Gender differences in community
jurors’ child sexual abuse case judgments, Presentation at the annual meeting of the
American Psychology Law Society, La Jolla, CA.
Stevenson, M. C. (2004, June). Perceptions of Minority Juvenile Offenders in Criminal Court.
Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Trial Consultants, Memphis,
TN.
MEDIA ATTENTION
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Publication described in a National Affairs article published by Kevin Lewis, “Academic
Findings: A daily roundup of academic studies,” “Judge and Jury” (February, 26, 2010)
http://www.nationalaffairs.com/blog/detail/findings-a-daily-roundup/judge-and-jury
Appeared on Evansville’s Fox News Station to explain empirical evidence that spanking
children diminishes their IQ (October, 2009).
Interviewed by Evansville Living regarding gender differences in flirting (March, 2009).
Interviewed by the Evansville’s Courier in Press newspaper to provide the perspective of a
social psychologist regarding reasons people might choose to become vegetarian (February,
2009).
Interviewed by the Evansville’s Courier in Press newspaper about my new position as
Honors Faculty in Residence at the University of Evansville (August, 2008).
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
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Shari Diamond, Ph.D., Northwestern University and The American Bar Foundation (20062008)
o “Understanding the nature of jury deliberations”
Bette Bottoms, Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Chicago; Robin Miller, Ph.D., The
University of Illinois at Chicago; and Erin Sorenson, M.A., The Chicago Children’s
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Advocacy Center (2004-2005)
o “Evaluability assessment of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center”
Manu Khare, Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Chicago (Fall 2004)
o “Women in science and engineering: Faculty climate survey”
Bette Bottoms, Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Chicago (2003-2008)
o “Research on topics regarding perceptions of children in the legal system”
Robert Arkin, Ph.D. The Ohio State University; Social Psychology Laboratory (2001-2003)
o “Emotional reactions in self-handicapping; Self-doubt as a self-construct”
SPECIALIZED TRAINING
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Seminars:
o Stereotyping Prejudice and Racism; Attitudes and Social Cognition; Psychology
and the Law; Inter-Person Relationships and Group Processes; Personality
Psychology; Children, Psychology, and the Law; Juvenile Justice System (Law
Course); Children in the Justice System (Law Course)
Methodological Training:
o Research Methods in Social Psychology; Survey Data Collection Methods;
Psychology of Survey Measurement
Quantitative Training:
o Research Design and Analysis (ANOVA); Introduction to Computing in
Psychology; Multivariate Analysis; Hierarchical Linear Modeling; Non-Parametric
Statistics
Teaching Training:
o Colloquim on Teaching in Psychology; Teaching Practicum
Summer Institute in Social Psychology (SISP; Summer of 2005; The University of
Michigan):
o Two-week Seminar on Judgment and Decision-Making led by Reid Hastie, Ph.D.
and Nick Epley, Ph.D.
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