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

Leah C. Georges, PhD

Assistant Professor
Graduate School

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Dissertation Research Seminar (ILD 899e) – course director
  • Independent Study (ILD 833)
  • Interdisciplinary Practicum (ILD 811) – course director
  • Introduction to Servant Leadership (ILD 8137) – course director
  • Leadership Capstone (MSL 790) – course designer and director
  • Leadership Seminar II: Mid-Program Reflection (ILD 809/ILD 890) – course director
  • Leadership Styles and Reflective Practice (ILD 801) – course director
  • Quantitative Research Design (ILD 850)
  • Ratio Studiorum (RSP 101)
  • Research Design and Data Analysis (ILD 813) – course director
  • Research Design and Professional Inquiry (ILD 812)
  • Scholarly Writing Seminar (ILD 800)
  • Writing for Scholarly Publication (ILD 820)

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

Certifications

Basic Mediation - Nebraska Mediation Association

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

  • Martin, J. R., Georges, L. C., & Moss Breen, J. (under review). Meeting students where they are: Teaching social sciences in an online graduate program. Political Science and Politics., PS: Political Science and Politics, 2018
  • Paloncy, K., Georges, L. C., & Liggett, A. (under review). A high-fidelity simulation is effective in improving athletic training students’ self-efficacy with emergency cardiovascular care skills. Athletic Training Education Journal., Athletic Training Education Journal, 2018
  • Bloomquist, C., Georges, L. C., Ford, D., & Moss Breen, J. (in press). Interdisciplinary leadership practices in graduate leadership education programs. Journal of Leadership Studies. , Journal of Leadership Studies, 2018
  • 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

  • Georges, L. Cl (2018, April 16). Navigating the multigenerational workplace: 4 tips for achieving harmony. Omaha World Herald., Omaha World Herald, 2018
  • Georges, L. C. (2016, May). Four ways to engage the multigenerational workforce. Invited article for the Creighton University Leadership Programs website., Creighton University, 2016
  • Infographic Designer, Introductory Psychology: Scientific American, Worth Publishing, Introductory Psychology: Scientific American, 2012

Presentations

  • Georges, L. C. (2018, July). Strengths based assessment: Predicting student success in an online graduate leadership program. Paper presented at the Association of Leadership Educators Conference, Chicago, IL., 2018
  • Georges, L. C. (2018, May). Navigating the multigenerational workplace.  Invited instructor, Re-imagining U Training, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2018
  • Georges, L. C. (2018, May). Generations at Creighton. Invited breakout presenter, Creighton University Student Life Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Martin, J. R, Georges, L. C., & Oltman, G. (2018, April). Meeting milestones: Assessing the effect of an online dissertation proposal development course on the quality and timeliness of dissertation proposals. Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting, Chicago, IL., 2018
  • Georges, L. C. (2018, April). Navigating the multigenerational workplace: Shoulder pads not required. Invited presenter, TedXCreightonU, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Fischer, J., Georges, L. C., & Swartzlander, D. (2018, April). Recruitment and retention. Invited panelist, Nebraska Press Association Annual Meeting, Lincoln, NE., 2018
  • Georges, L. C., & Wiener, R. L. (2018, March). The disparate impact of procedural due process on feelings of fairness in drug and mental health courts. Paper presented at American Psychology-Law Society meeting, Memphis, TN., 2018
  • Guidero, A., Georges, L., Gonzales, K., Acosta, V., Trimble, K. (2018, March). What it means to belong: Conceptualizing identity and inclusion in spaces and places. Panel presentation at the You Are Here: Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space, and Embodiment, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Georges, L. C. (2018, February). Generations at work. Invited presenter, Leadership Omaha Inclusion Seminar, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Georges, L. C. (2017, October). The power of followership. Invited presenter, Great Plains Leadership Institute Retreat, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE., 2017
  •  Georges, L. C. (2017, August). Leading change across generations. Invited presenter, US Stratcom Strategic Leadership, Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders Conference, Bellevue, NE (livestreamed internationally) to 6,000 active duty military members., 2017
  • Georges, L. C., & Moss Breen, J. (2017, July). Teaching leadership at the graduate level: Drawing upon our complex world to enhance learning. Roundtable session presented at the Association of Leadership Educators Conference, Charleston, SC., 2017
  • Georges, L. C. (2017, May). Leading across generations. Invited speaker, U.S. Strategic Command Leadership Conference, Bellevue, NE., 2017
  • Georges, L. C. (2017, April). Navigating the multigenerational workplace. Invited presentation to the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Landing Crew, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Georges, L. C., & Moss Breen, J. (2017, March). The power of followership. Invited speaker at the 2017 Omaha Young Professionals Summit, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Martin, J. R., Georges, L. C., & Oltman, G. (2016, October). Meeting milestones: Assessing the effect of a dissertation proposal development course on the timeliness of dissertation proposals. Poster presented at the Creighton University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Georges, L. C. (2016, August). The impact of procedural due process on offenders’ feelings of fairness in problem-solving courts. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Denver, CO., 2016
  • Georges, L. C. (2016, August). An application of the asymmetric immune knowledge hypothesis in modern drug and mental health courts. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Denver, CO., 2016
  • Georges, L. C., & Moss Breen, J. (2016, July). How can we best teach leadership at the graduate level: An essential dialogue for leadership educators. Workshop presented at the Association of Leadership Educators conference, Sacramento, CA., 2016
  • Georges, L. C. (2016, May).  Navigating the multigenerational, academic workplace. Invited presentation to the Creighton University Division of Student Life Annual Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Georges, L. C. (2016, May). What millennials wish they knew: Advice and assurance for millennials. Invited presenter at the 2016 Gallup Millennial Summit, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Georges, L. C., & Reff, S. (2016, March). Eyewitness misidentification: Best practices for Nebraska. Invited speaker at the Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Best Practices Seminar, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Georges, L. C. (2016, March). Generational warfare or failure to communicate? Navigating the multigenerational workplace. Invited speaker at the 2016 Omaha Young Professionals Summit, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Martin, J. R., Georges, L. C., & Hawkins, P. L. (2015, November). What makes a successful doctoral student? An applied study of applicants to the doctoral program in interdisciplinary leadership. Poster presented at the Creighton University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2015
  • 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., & 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, 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., & 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, 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
  • Georges, L. C. (2012, November). The psychology of misidentification. Invited address at the Metro Area Police Chiefs Association, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • 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, 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
  • Co-recipient, Assessment of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant, Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment, Creighton University
  • Research support funds, Creighton University, Graduate School
  • Association of Leadership Educators Grant, Strengths-Based Support: Predictors of Student Success in an Online Graduate Leadership Program

Awards and Honors

  • Iggy Award, Creighton University, 2018
  • Faculty Member of the Year Nominee, Creighton University Fraternity and Sorority Life and Order of Omega, 2018
  • Iggy Award, Creighton University, 2017
  • Highest Ranked Presenter, Gallup Millennials Summit, 2016
  • Leadership Omaha Program Participant, Class 38, Omaha Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • Outstanding Greek Chapter Advisor of the Year, Creighton University, 2015
  • Outstanding Greek Chapter Advisor of the Year Award, Creighton University, 2015
  • Greek Community, Professor of the Year Nominee, Creighton University, 2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Research Mentor Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology, 2013
  • Iggy Award, Creighton University, 2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Research Mentor Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology, 2013
  • Professor of the Year Nominee, Creighton University, Greek Community, 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
  • Greek Leadership Honor Society Member, Order of Omega, 2004
  • Deans List, Creighton University, 2002
  • Academic Scholarship, Creighton University, 2002