Jason J. Dickinson, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Professor
Jason is a Professor of Psychology and the Acting Chair for the Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy. He earned his Ph.D. in legal psychology from Florida International University. His research on children's testimony has been funded by several grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He regularly consults with the legal and child protection communities to help bring research findings to the forefront of child protection efforts. His recent NSF funded work on tele-forensic interviewing has been used to develop technology based alternatives for interviewing children during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nicole E. Lytle, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor
Nicole is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Child Advocacy at Montclair State University. She received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Toledo. Nicole is interested in cognitive development and the implications for professionals who work with children. Her research examines the usefulness of different techniques for talking with children about their experiences. She teaches courses on child development and interviewing children. Her work on children's testimony and their use of symbols to communicate personally experienced events has been published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law and the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.