24 Ordway Building 


Deah S. Quinlivan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

"My primary goal as a teacher is to inspire my students to seek the highest levels of achievement. Teaching psychology courses offers many opportunities for developing and refining skills that are valued, such as a desire for knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving, and an ability to communicate effectively with others through writing and speaking. I translate my enthusiasm for both learning and teaching through my high but reasonable standards I have for my students."

Dr. Quinlivan attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville where she obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology. She continued her education at Iowa State University, obtaining a Ph.D., in Social Psychology.

Courses Taught

Research Methods; Psychology and Law; Psychology and the Social World; Social Psychology; Research Methods


Ph. D., Social Psychology, Iowa State University
M. A., Experimental Psychology, (Cognitive Emphasis, University of Alabama, Huntsville
B. A., Psychology (Sociology Minor), University of Alabama, Huntsville

Honors and Awards

Golden Key Honor Society of Iowa State - 2008
Albert Bandura Research Award - 2007
1st Place American Society of Trial Consultants Research Award - 2007

Recent publications

Quinlivan, D. S., Neuschatz, D.S., Wells, G. L., Cutler, B. L., McClung, J. E**., & Harker, D**. (2012). Do pre-admonition suggestions moderate the effect of the unbiased-lineup instructions? Legal and Criminological Psychology, 17.
Wright, D. & Quinlivan, D.S. (under review). What eyewitnesses think. Law and Human Behavior.
Neuschatz, J. S., Wilkinson, M., Goodsell, C. A., Wetmore, S., Quinlivan, D.S. Jones, N.L. (2012). Secondary confessions and expert testimony designed to protect against unreliable testimony. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
Quinlivan D. S., Neuschatz, J. S., Douglass, A., Wells, G.L, & Wetmore, S.** (2011).  Disambiguating the accessibility hypothesis: The effect of post-identification feedback, delay, and suspicion using accurate witnesses. Law and Human Behavior.
Quinlivan, D. S., Wells, G. L., & Neuschatz, J.S. (2010). Is manipulative intent necessary to nullify the feedback effect? A test of an alternative hypothesis for the feedback nullification effect. Law and Human Behavior. 34, 186-197.
Quinlivan, D. S., Neuschatz, J. S., Jimenez, A**., Cling, A., Douglass, A. (2009) Do prophylactics decrease inflation? The effects of feedback and confidence prophylactic on earwitness identifications. Law and Human Behavior, 33, 111-121