Matthew T. Huss, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, was announced as the 2016 American Psychology-Law Society Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in the Field of Psychology and Law Award winner on Jan. 12. Huss will be presented with the award March 10 during the AP-LS Annual Conference in Atlanta.
Nominees for the award have made substantial contributions to student training in the field of psychology and law and have been teaching for at least eight years.
Huss’ prowess in teaching is evidenced by the successes of his students, many of whom have distinguished themselves in the field of psychology by publishing research and delivering presentations. In a letter to the AP-LS in support of Huss’ nomination for the award, seven of his former students wrote of their one-time professor’s across-the-board commitment to students.
“Many of us have sought his advice and insight while in graduate school and beyond, and without fail he provides perhaps a different view of a difficult situation or for many of us, reassurance that we have the grit to make it through,” the letter read. “Simply put, we are each better researchers, scholars, teachers, and frankly, better humans for working with Dr. Huss.”
Huss, who has been at Creighton since 2000, studies forensic-clinical psychology with a focus on the prediction of violence, domestic violence and sex offenders. His other research interests include the study of jurors’ notions of insanity and the admissibility of scientific evidence at trial.