Brief description of my research: Broadly construed my research program falls in the area of Psychology and Law. More specifically, my research focuses on applying research and theory in the areas of memory, emotion, group decision making, and social perception to the areas of jury decision making and eyewitness testimony.

This course involves students working as a research assistants on projects in the area of Psychology & LawInterested students should contact Dr. Ruva at and request a research assistant application.

Research Assistants Spring 2015: Tampa & Sarasota Campuses

Standing (Left to Right): Tosin Adekanye, Ashley Metelus, Karina Benavides, Haley Roberts,
                                            Andrew Scheele, Josh Gluck, Isabella Agostino, and Dr. Ruva
Seated (Left to Right):          Felicia
Cimaszewski and Gina Rodriguez

Research Assistants Fall 2013: Tampa Campus

Back Row (Left to Right): Anna Pankowski, Ashkan Attarzadeh, Megan Rowjohn, Brianna Barnes, Ashley Gillis,
                                        Oluwatosin Adekanye,
Shenequa Fisher, Crystal Burgos
Front Row (Left to Right): Melissa Duffy, Bianca Roman-Rosario, Felicia Cimaszewski

Research Assistants Fall 2013: Sarasota Campus

Left to Right: Melissa Nieliwocki, Ruth Dalton, Ashley Porter, Chris Davis, Justo Cruz, Joe Hamilton, and  Dr. Ruva

Research Assistants Spring 2013: Tampa Campus

Back Row Left to Right: Melissa Duffy, Josh Lieberman, Tina Mars, Darcy McCoy, Theana Hinrichs, Paula Petit-Frere, Kim Johnson
Front Row Left to Right: Zully Lizarazo, Felicia Cimaszewski, Jelenny Martinez

Research Assistants Spring 2013: Sarasota Campus

Left to Right: Chris Davia, Ruth Dalton, Chelsey Stanford,Andrea Pino, Ashley Porter, and Melissa Nieliwocki