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Columnist David Brooks’ recent New York Times article spotlights the work of Augsburg’s Professor Nancy K. Steblay. Professor Steblay and Professor Elizabeth F. Loftus of UC-Irvine are co-authors of a chapter in the edited volume, The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy. The chapter, “Eyewitness Identification and the Legal System,” summarizes recent applications of memory science to law enforcement practice and legal policy.
Professor Steblay’s work is also featured in a March / April 2013 Boston Review article about the case of Rodney Stanberry and the difficulty proving “actual innocence” within our current legal system.
At the 2011 APA convention in Washington. D. C., Dr. Dyrud of the Department of Psychology is standing in front of her research poster. Left to right, Dr. Mary T. Howard and Dr. Grace B. Dyrud, founders of the Department of Psychology in the 1960s, and Dr. Richard J. Seime, graduate and Distinguished Alumnus of Augsburg College who took Introductory Psychology from Dr. Howard. Dr. Howard is retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Dr. Dyrud is currently at Augsburg, while Dr. Seime is a psychologist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.