SPSSI 2021 Conference Co-Chair
Andrea L. Miller, Ph.D., J.D., is a Senior Court Research Associate at the National Center for State Courts and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. She also sits on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality. Dr. Miller’s research focuses on the social-cognitive foundations of prejudice, discrimination, and inequity, particularly as they interact with the law. Her research questions include: 1) How does social cognition—including social identities and normal human imperfections in social perception, memory, and information processing—affect the implementation of the law? 2) In what ways does the law successfully address social injustices related to inequity and discrimination? In what ways does the law fail as a result of insufficiently accounting for human psychology?