Dr. Joanne Kurt-Hilditch

Dr. Kurt-Hilditch received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas State University in San Marcos (1992), M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati (2007), and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University (2014). Dr. Kurt-Hilditch is the Senior Director of the Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri. She is responsible for oversight of the Central Missouri Police Academy, grant awards through the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety and Traffic Division, law enforcement and corrections training, and administration oversight of a number of traffic and public safety-related activities. Dr. Kurt-Hilditch has been involved in research related to law enforcement and divorce, warrior-guardian mindset, female military veterans under the supervision of correctional systems, and other industry research.

She is past president of the Illinois Correctional Association and past president of the Missouri Corrections Association. Dr. Kurt-Hilditch currently sits on several Boards including the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council (LETSAC) and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety Executive Board.

Dr. Kimberley McClure

Dr. McClure is a Professor of Psychology and advisor for the Forensic Psychology program at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. She obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology in 1998 from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has worked as a research partner with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board – Executive Institute, a program evaluator for the U.S. Marshals Service, and a consultant to the El Paso Police Department acting as a community member liaison. In addition, she has served as an expert witness and statistical consultant on issues related to eyewitness science and memory for lethal force encounters, respectively. Currently, her research involves detective decision-making, eyewitness memory and confidence, and the translation of science for criminal justice policy and practice.

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Missouri Safety Center
ILETSB Executive Institute
Western Illinois University Department of Psychology
America Psychology Law Society
Laboratory for the Investigation of Psychology and Law