Leah C. Georges, PhD
Leah C. Georges, PhD

Leah C. Georges, PhD

Assistant Professor
Graduate School

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Social Psychology University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Psychology, Psychology and Law Program; May 2014
  • Masters of Arts, Social Psychology University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Psychology, Psychology and Law Program; May 2011
  • Masters of Legal Studies University of Nebraska College of Law; May 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, graduated summa cum laude Creighton University; May 2006

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Huss, M., & Skovran, L. (2008). Forensic clinical psychology. In S. Davis & W. Buskist (Eds.), 21st Century psychology: A reference handbook. New York, Sage, 2008

Articles

  • Georges, L. C., & Wiener, R. L. (n.d.). Acceptance does not necessarily equal success: An evaluation of student involvement and future success at a Research Experience for Undergraduates site. Manuscript in preparation., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2015
  • Georges, L. C., & Wiener, R. L. (n.d.). The role of anticipated and experienced emotion in capital sentencing decisions. Manuscript in preparation., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2015
  • Keller, S. N., Wiener, R. L., & Skovran Georges, L. (n.d.). The effect of integral emotion in sexual assault cases. Manuscript in preparation., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2015
  • Georges, L. C., & Wiener, R. L. (n.d.). Juror decision making: The anticipatory power and consequences of regret. Manuscript in preparation., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2015
  • Wiener, R. L., Georges, L. C., & Cangas, J. (2014). Anticipated affect and sentencing decisions in capital murder. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 20, 263-280., Psychology Public Policy and Law, 20, 263-280, 2014
  • Georges, L. C., Wiener, R. L., & Keller, S. (2013). The angry juror: Sentencing decisions in first degree murder. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 156-166., Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 156-166, 2013
  • Wiener, R. L, & Georges, L. C., (2013). Social psychology and problem solving courts: Judicial roles and decision making. In R. L. Wiener & E. Brank (Eds.), Problem solving courts: Perspectives in law and psychology. New York, NY: Springer Press., Problem solving courts: Perspectives in law and psychology, 2013
  • Skovran Georges, L., Gonsalvez, V., & Huss, M. (2012). They have my money!: Applying for research funding. In C. Licht, P. Giordano, & S. Davis (Eds.), Your graduate training in psychology (pp. 227-240). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications., Your graduate training in psychology: Suggestions for success, 2012
  • Gonsalvez, V., Skovran Georges, L., & Huss, M. (2012). Preparing for comprehensive exams. In C. Licht, P. Giordano, & S. Davis (Eds.), Your graduate training in psychology (pp. 203-216). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications., Your graduate training in psychology: Suggestions for success, 203-216, 2012
  • Wiener, R. L., Winick, B. J., Skovran Georges, L., & Castro, A. (2010). A testable theory of problem solving courts: Avoiding past empirical and legal failures., International journal of law and psychiatry, 33, 417-427, 2010
  • Winick, B. J., Wiener, R. L., Castro, A., Emmert, A., & Skovran Georges, L. (2010). Dealing with mentally ill domestic violence perpetrators: A therapeutic jurisprudence judicial model., International journal of law and psychiatry, 33, 428-439, 2010
  • Skovran, L., Huss, M.T., & Scalora, M. (2010). Sexual Fantasies and Sensation Seeking among Psychopathic Sexual Offenders., Psychology, Crime & Law, 16, 617-629, 2010
  • Pearce, M. W., & Skovran, L. (2010). Judicial notebook: Can the government civilly commit sex offenders?, Monitor on Psychology, 41, 32, 2010

Publications

  • Infographic Designer, Introductory Psychology: Scientific American, Worth Publishing, Introductory Psychology: Scientific American, 2012

Presentations

  • Georges, L. C. (2015, October). From practitioner to scholar: Training scholarly writers in a doctoral program. Paper presented at the Women in Educational Leadership Conference, Omaha, NE., 2015
  • Georges, L. C., & Cherney, I. (2015, September). Strengths based leadership: Navigating intergenerational and gendered communication styles. Session presented at the Nebraska Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, Lincoln, NE., 2015
  • Georges, L. C. (2015, July). Discussing the unique writing needs of scholar practitioners: Tools, strategies, and ideas. Roundtable session presented at the Association of Leadership Educators Conference, Washington, D.C, 2015
  • Georges, L. C. (2015, March). Navigating the multigenerational workplace: Communication strategies and tips. Invited presentation to Nebraska Cancer Specialists, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Hawkins, P. L., Martin, J. R., & Georges, L. C. (2015, February). Implementing the Creighton University student performance-quality indicators (CUSP-QI) in an interdisciplinary doctoral program. Poster presented at the Creighton University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2015
  • Multigenerational Communication Strategies for Enrollment and Retention, Presentation to Creighton University’s Enrollment and Admissions team, 2015
  • Georges, L. C. (2015, January). Bridging the communication gap between generations. Invited presentation to the Young Agents of Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Georges L. C., & Hightower-Henne, T. (2014, October). Eyewitness identification practices and consequences for legal practice in Nebraska. Symposium presented at the Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting, La Vista, NE, 2014
  • Georges, L. C. (2014, October). How to use your Greek life experiences in the professional world. Invited panelist, Creighton Greek Community, Omaha, NE, 2014
  • Georges, L. C. (2014, February). Due process in modern problem-solving courts: An application of the asymmetric immune knowledge hypothesis. Paper presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX., 2014
  • Georges, L. C. (2013, October). Leading causes of wrongful conviction. Invited lecture at Peru State College, Criminal Justice Professional Speaker Series, Peru, NE, 2013
  • Georges, L. C., & Hightower-Henne, T. (2013, October). Nebraska Innocence Project: Why eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions and the best practices in eyewitness identification. Symposium presented at the Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting, La Vista, NE., 2013
  • Georges, L. C. (2013, May). The psychology of eyewitness identification and lineup procedures: An emphasis on IACP protocol. Invited address at the Nebraska’s Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee and Nebraska County Attorneys Association Criminal Justice Conference, Kearney, NE, 2013
  • Georges, L. C. (2013, April). The problem with young people today is…absolutely nothing. Now prove it. Invited address at the Delta Zeta Region VIII Convention, Minneapolis, MN, 2013
  • Georges, L. C., & Wiener, R. L. (2013, March). The predictive power of jurors’ anticipated regret in a sexual assault case. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual meeting, Portland, OR., 2013
  • Wiener, R. L., Keller, S., & Georges, L. C. (2012, June). Perspective taking in perceptions of male-on-male sexual harassment. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Biennial Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2013
  • Georges, L. C. (2012, November). The psychology of misidentification. Invited address at the Metro Area Police Chiefs Association, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • Georges, L. C., & Wiener, R. L. (2012, May). Juror decision making: The anticipatory power and consequences of regret. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, Chicago. IL, 2012
  • Georges, L. C., & Wiener, R. L. (2012, January). Beyond a reasonable doubt: Emotion as information in variable reasonable doubt definitions. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • Clark, L. A., Keller, S. R., & Georges, L. C. (2012, January). What are jurors really afraid of? The role of emotion focus in sexual assault verdicts. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, Law and Psychology Preconference, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • Keller, S. R., Georges, L. C., & Clark, L. A. (2012, January). When do we lose impartiality? The effect of gender and emotion in verdict decisions. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, Law and Psychology Preconference, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • Skovran Georges, L., & Wiener, R. L. (2011, March). The role of anticipated and experienced emotion in capital sentencing decisions. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual meeting, Miami, FL., 2011
  • Keller, S. N., Wiener, R. L., & Skovran Georges, L. (2011, March). The effect of integral emotion in sexual assault cases. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual meeting, Miami, FL, 2011
  • Skovran Georges, L., & Wiener, R. L. (2011, January). Emotional decision making: The role of emotion in capital sentencing decisions. Poster presented at The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Emotion Pre-Conference, San Antonio, TX., 2011
  • Skovran, L., & Wiener, R. L. (2010, May). The role of anticipated emotion in capital sentencing decisions. Paper presented at the Law and Society Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2010
  • Cangas, J. Skovran, L., & Wiener, R. (2009, May). Affective forecasting in capital murder cases. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA, 2009
  • Wiener, R., Nichols, S. Beringer Jones, M. & Skovran, L. (2009, March). The maintenance of guilt: Emotion integral to a sexual assault case. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2009
  • Skovran, L., Wiener, R., and Nichols, S. (2009, March). The emotionally labile juror: Anger, fear, and surprise. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Antonio, TX, 2009
  • Beringer-Jones, M., Wiener, R. L., Cantone, J., Richter, E., & Skovran, L. (2009, March). Male on male sexual harassment: Power, blameworthiness, and assertiveness. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual meeting, San Antonio, TX., 2009
  • Wiener, R. L., & Skovran, L. (2009, February). Resisting an emotional appeal: Faulty interrogation techniques and false confessions. Testimony presented to the Nebraska State Legislature Judiciary Committee, Lincoln, NE, 2009
  • Skovran, L., & Wiener, R. (2008, March). The role of anger in juror decision making in capital murder cases. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual meeting, Jacksonville, FL, 2008
  • Huss, M., Skovran, L., & Scalora, M. (2006, August). Sexual fantasies and sensation seeking in psychopathic offenders. Paper presented at 114th annual conference of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA., 2006
  • Cherney, I., Skovran, L. & Polachek, E. (2006, March). Children’s and adults’ perceptions of children’s rights. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, San Francisco, CA, 2006
  • Skovran, L., Butler, T., Huss, M., &. Scalora, M. (2005, November). The Relationship between sexual fantasies and sensation seeking behavior in psychopathic offenders. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Nebraska Psychological Society, Lincoln, NE, 2005
  • Skovran, L. & Cherney, I. (2005, May). Children’s socioeconomic status and the perception of their rights: An international perspective. Poster presented at the Midwest Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2005
  • Cherney, I., & Skovran, L. (2005, March). Children’s rights: The effects of culture and socioeconomic status on a child’s perception: An international perspective. Poster presented at Great Plains Student Psychology Convention, Omaha, NE, 2005

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Carl John Warden Graduate Fellowship in Psychology, $500
  • Warden Research Travel Grant, $450
  • Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL Travel Assistance Award, $250
  • Warden Research Travel Grant, $350
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology Research Grant, $500
  • Warden Research Travel Grant, $400
  • Warden Research Travel Grant, $450
  • Psi Chi Summer Research Grant, $3,500
  • American Psychological Foundation and the Council on Undergraduate Research Summer Research Fellowship, $3,500

Awards and Honors

  • Award, Leadership Omaha Program Participant, Class 38, 2015
  • Award, Creighton University Outstanding Greek Chapter Advisor of the Year Award, 2015
  • Leadership Omaha Program Participant, Leadership Omaha, 2015
  • Outstanding Greek Chapter Advisor of the Year Award, Creighton University, 2015
  • Award, Creighton University's Greek Community's Professor of the Year Nominee, 2013
  • Award, Outstanding Graduate Student Research Mentor Award, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Department of Psychology, 2013
  • Award, 2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Research Mentor Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Deparment of Psychology, 2013
  • Greek Community’s Professor of the Year Nominee, Creighton University, 2013
  • Iggy Award Recipient, Creighton University, 2013
  • Gail Patrick Velde National Woman of Distinction Award, Delta Zeta Sorority, 2007
  • Leo R. Kennedy Award, Creighton University, 2006
  • Collegiate Woman of the Year Award, Omaha Area Panhellenic Association, 2006
  • First Place Award, Great Plains Student Psychology Convention, 2005
  • Member, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, 2005
  • Honor Society Member, Order of Omega, 2004
  • Deans List, Creighton University, 2002
  • Academic Scholarship, Creighton University, 2002