Department Chair*, Professor
*The Psychology Department Chair is responsible for managing all program, personnel, and fiduciary aspects of the department by providing collegial leadership, direction, and vision and serving as communication link among students, staff, faculty, and administration.
Professor Edie Greene (B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of Washington) joined the faculty at UCCS in 1986 and currently serves as Chair of the Psychology Department and Director of the Graduate Concentration in Psychology and Law. From 1994-1995, she served as Fellow in Law and Psychology at Harvard Law School and in 2010, as Visiting Scholar at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Dr. Greene received the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Award for Research and Creative Works in 1999, the campus-wide Faculty Award for Excellence in Research in 2001 and the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Faculty in 2009. In 2008, she received the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award from the American Psychology-Law Society. She is the co-author of three books, including a widely-used textbook in psychology and law, Psychology and The Legal System (Wadsworth, 2011), and Determining Damages: The Psychology of Jury Awards (American Psychological Association, 2003).
Dr. Greene's primary research interests are in psychology and law, specifically in the areas of legal decision making, eyewitness memory, and psychological issues in elder law. She has written extensively on jury decision making in civil and criminal cases, jury damage awards, jury reasoning in death penalty cases, expert testimony, the factors that influence the reliability of eyewitness memory and legal decisions concerning older adults. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, American Bar Association, National Institute of Justice, American Psychology-Law Society, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging. She consults with judges and attorneys and, on occasion, testifies in court as an expert witness on jury decision-making and eyewitness memory.
Applied cognitive and applied social psychology, psychology and law, legal decision-making, heuristical reasoning, and eyewitness memory.
Greene, E., Fogler, K., & Gibson, S. (2012). Do people comprehend legal language in wills? Applied Cognitive Psychology.
Greene, E., & Calhill, B. (2012). Effects of neuroimaging evidence on mock juror decision making. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 30, 280-296.
Gibson, S., & Greene, E. (2012). Assessing knowledge of elder financial abuse: A first step in enhancing prosecutions. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 24(4).
Bornstein, B., & Greene, E. (2011). Consulting on damages. Chapter in R. Wiener & B. Bornstein (eds.), Handbook of Trial Consulting. New York: Springer.
Brank, E., Greene, E., & Hochevar, K. (2011). Holding parents responsible: Is vicarious responsibility the public's answer to juvenile crime? Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.
Greene, E. (2011). Figuring kids' allowance and other conversion problems: Commentary on "Judgment by the Numbers." Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 8, 262-269.
Bornstein, B., & Greene, E. (2011). Jury decision making: Implications for and from psychology. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 63-67.
Greene, E. (2009). Psychological issues in the civil trial. Chapter in J. Lieberman & D. Krauss (Eds.), Jury Psychology: Social Aspects of Trial Processes (Vol.1 Psychology of the Courtroom). Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing.
Greene, E., Hayman, K., & Motyl, M. (2008). Shouldn't we consider...?" Jury discussions of forbidden topics and effects on damage awards. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 14, 194-222.