Ellen Leggett, Ed.D.

Director and Professor of the Practice of Psychology

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AB in Psychology, Mount Holyoke College
EdM and EdD in Human Development, Harvard University

Dr. Ellen Leggett, the Director of this Master’s program, is a seasoned trial consultant and expert in jury decision –making with more than twenty years of experience applying psychology in the legal field. Dr. Leggett is nationally known for her expertise in assisting civil trial lawyers and witnesses in high stakes corporate cases. She has published and spoken widely on jury psychology and has been interviewed on ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN. She founded her own consulting firm Leggett Jury Research, LLC.

Prior to trial consulting, Dr. Leggett was Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and Associate Dean of Students at Scripps College in Claremont. She also held administrative positions in residence life and admissions at Cornell University. Her academic area of interest and research is motivation and personality.