The fast-growing forensic psychology program at The College of Saint Rose is expanding by adding a faculty member who specializes in youth decision making, childhood eyewitness reports, and interview processes as they relate to children and juveniles.
In Fall 2022, Lillian A Rodriguez Steen, a doctoral candidate at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, will join the forensic psychology program at Saint Rose which has recently been named a top 10 college for forensic psychology in the U.S. by the College Gazette.
“Our students will benefit tremendously from Professor Rodriguez Steen’s expertise in developmental forensic psychology and the opportunities she can provide for our students to participate in her scholarly research,” said Robert Flint, chair and professor of the Department of Psychology, and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Behavior, and Law. “I am delighted this outstanding professor will be added to the distinguished ranks of the Saint Rose faculty.”
In addition to creating new courses in developmental forensic psychology, Rodriguez Steen will also be teaching Research Methods and Statistics, introductory and advanced forensic psychology, and general psychology.
“It’s critical for students to learn from faculty outside the classroom where they can apply what they’ve learned in a way that will enhance their professional experience and facilitate the pursuit of their career objectives,” said Flint. “In addition to all of our psychology and criminal justice faculty, we will now have two dedicated forensic psychologists working directly with our students, something that’s missing from most other forensic psychology programs. Whether the goal is to go to graduate school, law school, the police academy, or to directly enter the workforce, our students are very successful. Rodriguez Steen will help to expand the post-graduate opportunities for our students.”
This new position also highlights the College’s long-term investment in forensic psychology, a burgeoning multidisciplinary program, which continues to bridge the gaps between psychology, law, and criminal justice.