Christian Meissner

Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University

hristian Meissner is Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University. He holds a
Ph.D. in Cognitive & Behavioral Science from Florida State University (2001) and
conducts empirical studies on the psychological processes underlying investigative
interviews, including issues surrounding eyewitness recall and identification, deception
detection, and interrogations and confessions. He has published numerous peer-reviewed
journal articles and book chapters, and his research has been funded by the National
Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice, and
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He has served on advisory panels for the
National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of
Defense, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and currently serves on the
editorial board of several prominent academic journals. From 2010-2012, he served as
Program Director of Law & Social Sciences at the National Science Foundation. In
2008, Dr. Meissner received the Saleem Shah Award for "Early Career Excellence in
Psychology and Law" from the American Psychology-Law Society and the American
Academy of Forensic Psychology. In 2011, Drs. Meissner and Lassiter were awarded the
American Psychology-Law Society Book Award and the American Publisher's PROSE Award
for "Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Psychology" for their edited
volume, "Police Interrogations and False Confessions: Current Research, Practice,
and Policy Recommendations". Most recently, Dr. Meissner received the 2013 Academic
Excellence Award from the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group. He
currently serves as President of the (international) Society for Applied Research in
Memory & Cognition, and has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for
Psychological Science and the Psychonomic Society.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University