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Amanda NeMoyer

Amanda NeMoyer, JD, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Stratton 332
Phone: 215.553.7158

Additional Sites:

Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Drexel University, 2017
  • JD (Magna Cum Laude), Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, 2015
  • BSJ, Journalism, Northwestern University, 2010

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Juvenile justice
  • Forensic psychology
  • Program evaluation
  • Policy and practice reform
  • Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Diverting youth from justice system involvement


    Amanda NeMoyer, J.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychological Brain Sciences at Drexel University and Director of Research in the Juvenile Justice Research & Reform Lab. Dr. NeMoyer conducts research in partnership with legal system actors seeking to align their policies and practices with existing research evidence.

    With training in both psychology and law, Dr. NeMoyer conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at helping to create a more developmentally appropriate legal system that promotes positive outcomes. She has a passion for evaluating current practices related to the legal system and advocating for evidence-based policy change, with a particular focus on alternatives to detention and incarceration, reducing racial and ethnic disparities in the legal system, and efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. Methodologically, Dr. NeMoyer has experience executing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs and analyses and regularly integrate data across systems, including from legal agencies (e.g., police, courts, public defenders, district attorneys), child welfare agencies, school districts, and medical claims databases.

    Dr. NeMoyer has authored and co-authored more than 40 professional publications and more than 50 conference presentations. Her work has been funded by Arnold Ventures, the Spencer Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, the William T. Grant Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and other national and local organizations.