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Dana Hirn Mueller, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dana Hirn Mueller is an experimental legal psychologist and assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology and Family Science at Concordia University, St. Paul. She earned her graduate degrees in legal and experimental psychology at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Prior to that, she attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where she double majored in psychology and criminal justice. Her primary professional interests include teaching, curriculum improvement, advancing undergraduate research, and finding ways to bridge the gap between legal psychology research and legal system practitioners. In her free time, Dr. Hirn Mueller enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening, kayaking, and hiking.

“One of my greatest joys as an assistant professor is watching students use what they have learned through their courses and research experience to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.” – Dr. Dana Hirn Mueller

Academic Pedigree

  • Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, Florida International University
  • M.S. Legal Psychology, Florida International University
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Higher Education Teaching Certificate – Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Academic Focus and Research Interests:

  • Curriculum development and improvement
  • Investigative interviewing
  • The impact of post-recall feedback on confidence and subsequent recall
  • Bridging the gap between legal psychology research and legal system practitioners