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EDUCATION (IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, AMES, IA):
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• Ph.D. in Psychology, Spring 2014 (expected)

• M.S. in
Psychology, Spring 2012

• B.S. in
Psychology, Spring 2009
  • Magna Cum Laude & Honors

• B.A. in
Political Science, Spring 2009
  • Magna Cum Laude & Honors

• Minor in
Applied Statistics, Spring 2009

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

• 2014-present
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Psychology Department

NATIONAL GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, & AWARDS:

• 2011-2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award Recipient ($130,000)

• 2014 American Psychology-Law Society Student Section “Legal Research” Award ($150)
Wilford, M. M., Wells, G. L., Forsythe, S., & Harrison, T. M. (2014, March). Let’s Make a Deal: Varying plea discount and conviction probability to get a deal. American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

• 2013 APA Division 3 Early Career Finalist for Best Psychonomic Society Poster

• 2012 American Psychology-Law Society Student Section “Outstanding Student Paper” Award ($150)
Wilford, M. M., & Wells, G. L. (2012, March). Let’s Make a Deal: Exploring willingness to accept a plea bargain when innocent or guilty. American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

• 2011 Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant (Awarded maximum amount of $1,500)
Wilford, M. M. (P.I.), Greathouse, S. M., & Penrod, S. (2011). The effects of single- versus multiple-defendant cases on juror decision-making. Psi Chi, Chattanooga, TN.

• 2011 American Psychology-Law Society Travel Award ($500)
Wilford, M. M., Smalarz, L., & Wells, G. L. (2011). When Ecphory Fails: “No one pops out at me but, I choose number four.” American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.

• 2008 Rhodes Scholarship Region 14 (includes IA, NE, ND, SD, and MT) Finalist

• 2008 Psi Chi Summer Research Grant ($5,000)
Wilford, M. M. (P.I.), & Stock, M. L. (2008). Changing binge-drinking cognitions: The impact of mode of processing, comparison targets, and past behavior. Psi Chi, Chattanooga, TN.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
(* DENOTES UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT CO-AUTHOR):

Wilford, M. M., Chan, J. C. K., & Tuhn, S. J.* (2013). Retrieval enhances eyewitness suggestibility to misinformation in free and cued recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. doi: 10.1037/xap0000001

Carpenter, S. K., Wilford, M. M., Kornell, N., & Mullaney, K. M. (2013). Appearances can be deceiving: Instructor fluency increases perception of learning without increasing actual learning. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. doi: 10.3758/s13423-013-0442-z

LaPaglia, J. A., Wilford, M. M., Rivard, J. R., Chan, J. C. K., & Fisher, R. P. (2013). Misleading suggestions can alter later memory reports even following a cognitive interview. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi: 10.1002/acp.2950

Wells, G. L., Wilford, M. M., & Smalarz, L. (2013). Forensic science testing: The forensic filler-control method for controlling contextual bias, estimating error rates, and calibrating analysts' reports. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2, 53-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jarmac.2013.01.004

Chan, J. C. K.,
Wilford, M. M., & Hughes, K. L.* (2012). Retrieval can increase or decrease suggestibility depending on how memory is tested: The importance of source complexity. Journal of Memory and Language, 67, 78-85. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2012.02.006

Wilford, M. M., & Wells, G. L. (2010). Does facial processing prioritize change detection? Change-blindness illustrates costs and benefits of holistic processing. Psychological Science, 21, 1611-1615. doi: 10.1177/0956797610385952

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Wilford, M. M., & Wells, G. L. (2013). Eyewitness system variables: Revisiting the system-variable concept and the transfer of system variables to the legal system. In B. L. Cutler (Ed.), Reform of eyewitness identification procedures (pp. 1-29). Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION:

Wilford, M. M., & Wells, G. L. (in preparation). Let’s Make a Deal: Exploring the effects of guilt and innocence on willingness to accept a plea bargain.

Wilford, M. M., Sjolund, L. A., West, R., & Bailey, K. (in preparation). Does facial processing prioritize change detection? Event-related brain potentials reveal task differences in the N170.

Wells, G. L., Wilford, M. M., & Smalarz, L. (in preparation). When Ecphory Fails: “No one pops out at me but, I choose number four.”

Wilford, M. M., Van Horn, M. C., Greathouse, S. M., & Penrod, S. (in preparation). The effects of single- versus multiple-defendant cases on juror decision-making.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

• Association for Psychological Science (APS)
• American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS)
• American Psychological Association (APA)
• Society for Research in Memory And Cognition (SARMAC)
• The Psychonomic Society
• Women in Cognitive Science (WICS)
• Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
• Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
• Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
• Psi Chi (Psychology Honors society)


PRESENTATIONS (* DENOTES UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT CO-AUTHOR):

INVITED TALKS:

Wilford, M. M., (2013, July 2). Let's Make a Deal: Plea-bargaining and its impact on American justice. Paper presented at The Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

Wilford, M. M. (2013, June 25). Memory and Decision-Making: Using social psychology to improve real-life problems. Paper presented at the Department of Psychology at the University of Giessen, Giessen Germany.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Wilford, M. M., Wells, G. L., Forsythe, S.*, & Harrison, T. M.* (2014, March). Let's Make A Deal: Varying plea discount and conviction probability to get a deal. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Wilford, M. M.
, Carpenter, S. K., Kornell, N., & Mullaney, K. M. (2013, November). The misleading effects of fluency on learning. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.

Wilford, M. M.
, Van Horn, M. C.*, Penrod, S. & Greathouse, S. M. (2013, July). The effects of multiple defendants on juror decision making. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Wilford, M. M., Smalarz, L., Heidrick, C. T.*, & Wells, G. L. (2013, March). When ecphory fails in a lineup task: Eyewitnesses shift to identifying the innocent. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

LaPaglia, J. A.,
Wilford, M. M., Rivard, J. R., Chan, J. C. K., & Fisher, R. P. (2013, March). The memorial benefits of the Cognitive Interview come at a cost of enhanced suggestibility. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Wilford, M. M., Sjolund, L. A., West, R., & Bailey, K. (2012, November). Does facial processing prioritize change detection? Event-related brain potentials reveal task differences in the N170. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

Wilford, M. M.
, & Wells, G. L. (2012, March). Let’s Make a Deal: Exploring willingness to accept a plea bargain when innocent or guilty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Wilford, M. M., Chan, J. C. K., & Hughes, K. L.* (2011, June). Who said what? Testing may cause confusion of what but not who. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Society of Applied Research in Memory And Cognition, New York, NY.

Wilford, M. M., Smalarz, L., & Wells, G. L. (2011, March). When Ecphory Fails: “No one pops out at me but, I choose number four.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.

Wilford, M. M., Wells, G. L., Baron, B. C.*, & Benal, J. L.* (2010, November). Object versus face perception causes different types of change blindness: Detecting versus localizing change. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Object Perception, Attention, Memory, St. Louis, MO.

Wilford, M. M., Tuhn, S. J.*, & Chan, J. C. K. (2010, May). Immediate recall increases eyewitness suggestibility to misinformation: Finding of retrieval-enhanced suggestibility. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Wilford, M. M., Dubois, N.*, Feldmann, T.A.*, Arndorfer, A. L.*, Quinlivan, D. S., Smock, C. M.*, & Wells, G. L. (2010, May). Can the effect of pre-admonition suggestions be corrected with an implied admission? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Smock, C. M.*, Feldmann, T. A.*, & Wilford, M. M. (2010, April). An investigation of facial recognition processes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Wilford, M. M., Wells, G. L., Quinlivan, D. S., Smalarz, L. & Knight, M. A.* (2010, March). Change blindness for faces versus houses: A qualitative difference with implications for eyewitnesses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Vancouver, Canada.

Wilford, M. M., Chan, J. C. K., & Tuhn, S. J.* (2010, March). What are the effects of testing on eyewitness’ susceptibility to subsequent central and peripheral misinformation? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Vancouver, Canada.

Wilford, M. M., & Stock, M. L. (2010, January). College students’ perceptions of being “exempt” from the negative consequences of binge drinking: Absent-exempt thinking and alcohol poisoning. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Wilford, M. M., Chan, J. C. K., & Tuhn, S. J.* (2009, May). The effects of recall on eyewitness suggestibility to central and peripheral misinformation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Wilford, M. M., Wells, G. L., Knight, M. A.*, & Quinlivan, D. S. (2009, March). Inaccuracies in facial recognition: Examining facial processing methods. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Antonio, TX.

Wilford, M. M., Stock, M. L., & Gerrard, M. (2009, February). Changing binge-drinking cognitions: The impact of mode of processing, comparison targets, and past behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Wilford, M. M., Stock, M. L., & Gerrard, M. (2008, March). The prevalence of absent-exempt thinking in risky drinking behavior. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the McNair Program, College Park, MD.

INTERNAL GRANTS & AWARDS:

• 2014 Lloyd Avant Scholars Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Psychology, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University

• 2013 Research Excellence Award, Graduate College, Iowa State University

• 2013 Campbell-Borgen International Travel Award (Awarded maximum amount of $2,500), Department of Psychology, Iowa State University

• 2013 Exceptional Undergraduate Mentoring Award, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University

• 2009 Alvhh Lauer Award ($400), Department of Psychology, Iowa State University

• 2007 University Honors Grant (Awarded maximum amount of $750), Iowa State University
Wilford, M. M. (P.I.), Stock, M. L., & Gerrard, M. Absent-exempt thinking about alcohol poisoning. Iowa State University Honors Program, Ames, IA.

• 2007 Stewart Grant (Awarded maximum amount of $600), Iowa State University
Wilford, M. M. (P.I.), Stock, M. L., & Gerrard, M. Absent-exempt thinking about alcohol poisoning. Iowa State University Honors Program, Ames, IA.

FORMAL TEACHING:

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Psychology Department:
  • Cognitive Psychology (47.278), Fall 2014

Graduate Instructor,
Iowa State University, Department of Psychology:
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYCH 101), Summer 2012
    • Average overall instructor rating = 4.7/5.0

Guest Lecturer,
Iowa State University, Department of Psychology:
  • Learning and Memory, April 16 & 18, 2012; April 24 & 26, 2013
  • Introduction to Psychology, June 6, 2011
  • Demystifying Research (Honors Seminar), March 23 & November 9, 2010
  • Learning and Memory, December 4, 2009

EDITORIAL SERVICE:

Law & Human Behavior Student Editorial Board Member (2013)
• Ad-hoc reviewer for Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
• Ad-hoc reviewer for
Perception
• Ad-hoc reviewer for
Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
• Ad-hoc student reviewer for Memory and Cognition
• Reviewer for annual
American Psychology-Law Society conference (2011 to present)
• Reviewer for annual
American Psychological Association conference, Division 41 (2012)

COLLABORATORS:
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Gary L. Wells (
webpage)
Distinguished Professor
Wendy & Mark Stavish Chair
Department of Psychology
Iowa State University
W112 Lagomarcino Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-6033
glwells@iastate.edu

Jason C. K. Chan (webpage)
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Iowa State University
W112 Lagomarcino Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-6946
ckchan@iastate.edu

Shana K. Carpenter (webpage)
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Iowa State University
W112 Lagomarcino Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-6385
shacarp@iastate.edu

Robert West (webpage)
Professor
Department of Psychology
Iowa State University
W112 Lagomarcino Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-3950
rwest@iastate.edu

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