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Psychology JD/PhD Core Faculty

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Donald Bersoff
Professor Emeritus
Kline School of Law, Room 271
Donald Bersoff is Director of the Law Psychology Program. His research interests include mental health law, social science and law, professional ethics, and empirically-based social policy.
David DeMatteo
Director of JD/PhD Program; Associate Professor
Stratton 338
David DeMatteo is the Director of Drexel University’s JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Professor of Law. His research interests include psychopathy, forensic mental health assessment, drug policy, and offender diversion. DeMatteo’s research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and American Psychology-Law Society. He teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology, and several law courses at Drexel’s Earle Mack School of Law.
Professor Barry R. Furrow
Professor of Law
School of Law, Room 262
Barry R. Furrow
Naomi Goldstein, PhD
Co-Director of the JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology; Professor
Stratton 328
Naomi E. Goldstein specializes in forensic psychology. Her research interests include juvenile justice, forensic mental health assessment development, Miranda rights comprehension and false confessions, anger management and aggression reduction treatment, and intervention development and evaluation with female juvenile offenders.
Kirk Heilbrun
Stratton 334
Kirk Heilbrun Research interests: forensic mental health assessment, violence risk assessment, risk management, and interventions to reduce risk.