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Karlee Provenza

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Karlee R. Provenza | PhD candidate, Experimental Psychology

I am a doctoral student in experimental psychology at the University of Wyoming focused on improving decision making of people in the criminal justice system and science communication.

My research has been primarily focused on jurors’ decisions regarding police shootings and other types of police misconduct.  Through this work I have found that some people refuse to believe facts of the case, which has led me to the science of science communication.  As a graduate research assistant, I look for solutions to address how we can deliver information to people that helps them come to accurate and meaningful conclusions.

Favorite scicom project(s) I’ve worked on:

Shepard Symposium on Social Justice

(Here’s a video of my talk: https://app.ilosvideos.com/view/5hJHsR1zbayI/?sr=q7GksR.)

Role(s) in WySCI: Grants Committee chair

Contact me about: My knowledge regarding science communication relates primarily to controversial topics that the public is divided on, such as climate change, vaccines, and more. Please contact me if you are interested in collaborating on research projects or if you are looking for more information regarding communicating politicized science to a public audience.

Contact information: kprovenz@uwyo.edu | Biological Sciences room 136

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