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College of Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice Program

Kimberly Schweitzer


Asst Professor
307-766-2988 | AS 307

Academic Credits

Ph.D., Psychology with Statistics minor, University of Wyoming, 2016
M.S., Psychology, University of Wyoming, 2013
B.S., Psychology, University of North Dakota, 2010

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Wyoming.

Classes Taught

  • Research Methods
  • Criminal Courts and Processes
  • Comparative Criminal Justice

Research Interests

  • Juror decision making
  • The role of negative emotions at trial
  • Importance and weighing of trial evidence
  • Sentencing at capital trials
  • Victims

Other Activities

Kimberly Schweitzer earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in the Department of Psychology.  Her main research interests include aspects that bias decisions made in a legal context, such as emotions, and modeling jurors’ decision-making processes.  Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Violence and Victims, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Perspectives on Psychological Science

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