Bio Psychology Neuroscience 2018

Psychology + Neuroscience Partners + Advisors

Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. Consumer Psychologist + Professor Emerita, Golden Gate University

Kit Yarrow, Ph.D., is an award-winning consumer psychologist, a professor, author, consultant and speaker. Her home base is Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where she is Professor Emerita. She was previously a jointly appointed, tenured professor of both psychology and marketing, and Chair of the Department of Psychology. Kit's unique ability to apply clinical psychology to the field of behavioral economics has won her four endowed research professorships and recognition as the 2012 Outstanding Scholar of Golden Gate University. Kit has been a visiting professor at the Helsinki School of Economics and has taught consumer behavior at leading universities around the world. As a widely recognized authority on the psychology of consumers — and on the Millennial Generation in particular — Kit is regularly quoted in a variety of media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Good Morning America.

Fran Blumberg, Ph.D. Developmental Psychologist + Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Education Fran C. Blumberg is a professor in the Division of Psychological & Educational Services in Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. Her research primarily concerns the development of children's attention and problem solving in the context of informal and formal digital learning settings, which has been funded through the Spencer Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Center for Curriculum Redesign. She is an affiliated faculty member of the Children’s Digital Media Center at Georgetown University. She also is editor of Learning by Playing: Video Gaming in Education (Oxford University Press, 2014) and co-editor with Patricia Brooks of the recently published Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts (Academic Press, 2017).

Casey Jordan, Ph.D., J.D. Criminologist + Attorney

Dr. Casey Jordan is a behavioral analyst, criminologist, attorney, and professor at Western Connecticut State University where she has taught in the Division of Justice and Law Administration for more than 25 years. As an academic researcher of forensic psychology and behavioral typologies, Dr. Jordan has interviewed hundreds of offenders and provided more than 1,000 analyses for criminal investigations, legal defense, and media commentary. Dr. Jordan has frequently served as the CNN in-house Criminologist, a contributor for In Session/HLN, and spent the last five years hosting the ID channel's hit series "Wives with Knives," in which she interviewed and analyzed 50 women who had stabbed their partners.

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