Bradley McAuliff, JD/Ph.D.

Outstanding Faculty Award

Whether scrutinizing psychological research in class or helping students design and execute their own studies in lab, I strive to actively engage students in every aspect of the learning process."

​Dr. McAuliff draws on his interdisciplinary training in psychology and law to emphasize the value of applying science to solve real-world problems. His research program aims to improve children’s involvement in maltreatment proceedings by empirically examining innovations designed to reduce stress and increase accuracy in court. The National Institutes of Health funded his research on support person use with child victims and he has published in the field’s top peer-reviewed journals. Dr. McAuliff enjoys teaching research methods and hopes students learn the value of being constructively critical consumers of science. He has won various teaching and mentoring awards from CSUN and the American Psychology-Law Society, and is honored to be the recipient of the 2018-19 Outstanding Faculty Award.