Elizabeth E. Foster

Elizabeth E. Foster, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD Clinical Psychology 2013
    Drexel University (PA)

About Me

I received my undergraduate degree, cum laude, in psychology from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialty in forensics from Drexel University. My professional and teaching interests include: forensic psychology, particularly forensic assessment; and using the treatment modalities Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety disorders. I have provided psychological services in a variety of clinical settings including correctional facilities, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient clinics focused on anxiety disorders.

Research Interests

My research centers on psychology and the law. In particular, I am interested in jury decision-making, forensic assessments, and experiences of correctional personnel (primarily mental health professionals). I currently have many ongoing research projects in various stages of development. 


  • Maier, S., Mannes, S., & Foster, E. E. (2021). Mock jurors’ comprehension of aggravating and mitigating factors: The Impact of timing and type of sentencing phase instructions. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice 16 (1), 65-83.
  • Foster, E. E., Kelley, S., & Holliday, S. L., (2019). Feedback in forensic mental health assessment: A Preliminary review of ethics, research, and practice. Journal of Forensic Psychology: Research & Practice, 19 (4) 279-292.
  • Mannes, S., Foster, E. E., Maier, S. L., (2019). Jury instructions: How timing, type, and defendant race impact capital sentencing decisions. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 14(2), 154-170.