We will encourage REU fellows to participate in areas of research in which other faculty are engaged. Summarized below are some of the faculty and their associated research areas.
Dr. Gustavo Carlo is a Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His main research interest is in the development and correlations of moral behaviors in children and adolescents. Much of the work of his research team has focused on the role of culture and ethnicity in moral development (e.g., Carlo, Carranza, & Zamboanga, 2002; Carlo, Koller, & Eisenberg, 1998; Carlo, Koller, Eisenberg, Da Silva, & Frohlich, 1996; Carlo, Roesch, Knight, & Koller, 2001; Carlo, Roesch, & Koller, 1999; de Guzman & Carlo, 2004; Zamboanga, Carlo, & Raffaelli, 2004). Dr. Carlo just completed an NSF-funded project (BNS-0132302) examining prosocial moral development in Mexican American families and he is currently co-editing the Handbook on US Latino Psychology (to be published by Sage). Dr. Carlo will serve as an excellent student resource for those interested in adolescent moral development, as it relates to legal decision making
Dr. Matthew T. Huss is an associate professor at Creighton University and also a graduate of the UNL Law and Psychology and Clinical Psychology training programs. He is the author of 40 different scholarly publications and a forthcoming textbook on forensic clinical psychology, Forensic Psychology: Research, Practice, and Applications. His primary research interests focus on the prediction of violence (Huss & Zeiss, 2004), domestic violence (Covell, Huss, & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, 2007), psychopathy (Huss & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, 2006), and sex offenders (Baumgartner, Scalora, & Huss, 2002). In addition he has significant interests in training and education in law and psychology (Huss, in press; Huss & Skovran, in press) and non clinical aspects (Huss, Tomkins, Garbin, Schopp, & Kilian, 2006). Students working with Dr. Huss will have the opportunity to work closely with clinical research in a forensic setting.
Professor Richard Moberly is an Assistant Professor of Law and the Cline Williams Research at the UNL College of Law. Professor Moberly studies law and policy related to employee whistleblowers. He has published law review articles (Moberly, 2006; Moberly, 2007) focusing specifically on the public encouragement of whistleblowers in corporations and analyzing the legal protections for employees who disclose corporate misconduct. Professor Moberly is an active supervisor of independent research projects for graduate students in law. Professor Moberly will serve as an important advisor for those interested in policy research, as well as those interested in applying to law school.
Dr. Alan Tomkins is the director of the UNL Public Policy Center but remains an active mentor of undergraduate and graduate students in law and psychology (Ogloff, Tomkins, & Bersoff, 1996). His research interests include the use of scientific/expert evidence in legal contexts, psycholegal perspectives on discrimination (racism, sexism, and anti-semitism) (Tomkins et al., 1996), risk assessments of future violent behaviors (Grisso & Tomkins, 1996), and domestic and social violence (including child maltreatment, witnessing parental violence, woman battering, and sexual assault).
Dr. Brian Wilcox serves as the director of the University's Center on Children, Families and the Law and is interested in the linkages between child development and public policy, including adolescent sexual behavior, child welfare, and children and the media. An expert in program evaluation, Dr. Wilcox's current research emphases include adolescent sexual behavior, and media policy as it relates to children and families.
Additional faculty that work with law and psychology students include: Dr. John Flowers (implicit learning and human perception); Dr. Robert Belli (applied memory including eyewitness memory); Dr. Richard Dienstbier (stress tolerance and emotion); Dr. Debra Hope (assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders); Dr. David DiLillo (family violence and couple relations); and Dr. David Hansen (sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and witnessing domestic violence).