Nesa Wasarhaley

  • Assistant Professor, Bridgewater State University (2014-present)
  • Dissertation Year Fellow, University of Kentucky (2013-2014)
  • Social Psychology Graduate Student (2008-2014)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Transylvania University (2012-2013)
  • Psychology
Education

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Kentucky - 2014
Certificate in College Teaching and Learning, University of Kentucky - 2011
M.S., Experimental Psychology, University of Kentucky - 2010
M.A., Cognitive Studies in Education, Columbia University Teachers College - 2008
B.A., Psychology (Honors), Hamilton College - 2004

Awards:
Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Kentucky (2013-2014)
College of Arts & Sciences Certificate for Outstanding Teaching, University of Kentucky (2013)
Diversity Research Award, American Psychology-Law Society (2012-2013)
Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching for Teaching Assistants, University of Kentucky (2012)
Gunto Award for Graduate Student Research in Social Psychology, University of Kentucky (2011)

Selected Publications: 

Wasarhaley, N. E., & Golding, J. G. (in press). Ageism in the courtroom: Mock juror perceptions of elder neglect. Psychology, Crime & Law.

Lynch K. R., Jewell, J. A., Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J. M., & Renzetti, C. M. (in press). Great sexpectations: The impact of participant gender, defendant desirability, and date cost on attributions of a date rape victim and defendant. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Wasarhaley, N. E., Lynch, K. R., Golding, J. G., & Renzetti, C. M. (2017). The impact of gender stereotypes on legal perceptions of lesbian intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(5), 635-658. 

Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2016). Impeaching rape victims in criminal court: Does concurrent civil action hurt justice? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(19), 3129-3149.

Dunlap, E. E., Lynch, K. R., Jewell, J. A., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Golding, J. M. (2015). Participant gender, stalking myth acceptance, and gender role stereotyping in perceptions of intimate partner stalking: A structural equation modeling approach. Psychology, Crime, & Law, 21(3), 234-253.

Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Keller, P. S. (2015). Courtroom perceptions of  child sexual assault: The impact of an eyewitness. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 42(7), 763-781.

Golding, J. M., Wasarhaley, N. E., Lynch, K. R., Lippert, A., & Magyarics, C. L. (2015). Improving victim credibility in child sexual assault trials: The impact of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 33, 493-507.

Hodell, E. C., Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J. M. & Lynch, K. R. (2014). Mock juror gender biases and perceptions of self-defense claims in intimate partner homicide. Journal of Family Violence, 29(5), 495-506.

Lynch, K. R., Golding, J. M., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2014). Juror perceptions of repressed sexual abuse in an adult parricide case. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 32(1).

Dickson, M. F., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Webster, J. M. (2013). A comparison of first-time and repeat rural DUI offenders. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 52, 421-437.

Golding, J. M., Hodell, E. C, Dunlap, E. E., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Keller, P. S.  (2013). When a son steals money from his mother: Courtroom perceptions of elder financial exploitation. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 25(2), 126-148.

Lynch, K. R., Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J. G., & Simcic, T. A. (2013). Who bought the drinks? Juror perceptions of intoxication in a rape trial. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(16), 3204-3221.

Wasarhaley, N. E., & Golding, J. M. (2013).  Perceptions of institutional elder neglect in civil court.  Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 25(4), 305-322.

Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., & Keller, P.S. (2013). The impact of abuse allegations in perceiving parricide in the courtroom. Psychology, Crime and Law, 19(9), 783-799.

Dunlap, E. E., Hodell, E. C., Golding, J. M., & Wasarhaley, N. E.  (2012).  Mock jurors’ perception of stalking: The impact of gender and expressed fear. Sex Roles, 66, 405-417.

Golding, J. M., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Fletcher, B. (2012). The use of flashcards in an introduction to psychology class. Teaching of Psychology, 39(3), 199-202.

Hodell, E. C., Dunlap, E. E., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Golding, J. M. (2012).  Factors impacting juror perceptions of battered women who kill their abusers: Delay and sleeping status. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 18(2), 338-359.

Wasarhaley, N. E., Simcic, T. A., & Golding, J. M. (2012). Mock juror perception of sexual assault nurse examiner testimony. Violence and Victims, 27(4), 500-511.

Golding, J. M., Wasarhaley, N. E., Simcic, T., Godlaski, A. J., Hodell, E. C., & Yozwiak, J. A.  (2010). Experiencing psychological science: Student edition. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky.

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