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 Manager of Research and Development at the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) Executive Institute. She is responsible for development of training curriculum, grant writing and application, special projects, and oversees the Leadership Fellow program for the Executive Institute. She is also an adjunct instructor for the WIU Law Enforcement and Justice Administration program, teaching graduate and undergraduate theory and research methods. 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 industry research.

She is currently the president of the Illinois Correctional Association and past president of the Missouri Corrections Association.

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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