Cynthia Najdowski

 Assistant Professor


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; Major Area: Social and Personality Psychology; Minor Area: Psychology and Law

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Cynthia Najdowski joined the faculty in the Spring of 2013. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research uses psychological theory to understand criminal justice and legal issues, particularly those concerning vulnerable and victimized populations. She has conducted research on racial disparities in the legal system, perceptions of juvenile offenders, and social influences on the recovery of sexual abuse and rape victims.

Cynthia's work has been recognized with several competitive awards and grants, including a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, and published in journals such as Psychology, Public Policy, and Law; Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs; Psychology of Women Quarterly; and Behavioral Sciences and the Law. She has also co-edited a book on children, psychology, and law.




Position: Assistant Professor