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Amanda NeMoyer, Assistant Research Professor, Drexel University Department of Psychology

Amanda NeMoyer, JD, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Stratton 303
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, JD, PhD, is an assistant research professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Drexel University and a member of the Juvenile Justice Research & Reform Lab. NeMoyer earned her PhD in clinical psychology with a forensic concentration from Drexel University, completed a clinical internship in Health Service Psychology at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, with support from Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Mental Health.

With training in both psychology and law, Dr. NeMoyer conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at helping to create a more developmentally appropriate approach to juvenile justice that promotes positive youth outcomes. She has a passion for evaluating current juvenile justice practices and advocating for evidence-based policy change, with a particular focus on alternatives to detention and incarceration, including youth diversion and probation reform initiatives. Dr. NeMoyer has authored and co-authored more than 35 professional publications and more than 35 conference presentations. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and other national and local organizations.