Jillian Rivard, Ph.D.

Jillian Rivard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology

jrivard@barry.edu
LIB 147
(305) 899-3273

Dr. Rivard joined the faculty at Barry in August of 2014. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Ithaca College, her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Roger Williams University, and Ph.D. in Legal Psychology from Florida International University (2014). Her area of specialization is Legal and Forensic Psychology.

Research Interests

  • Investigative Interviewing
  • Eyewitness Memory
  • Cognitive bias
  • Child victims and witnesses

Selected Supervised Student Research

  • Lee, K. & Rivard, J. R. (March, 2017). Predicting sexist attitudes in adult males through mother-son relationships. Poster presented at the 81st meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Lakeland, FL.
  • Garcia, A., & Rivard, J. R. (March, 2017). Differences in eyewitness accuracy amongst the deaf and hearing populations. Poster presented at the 81st meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Lakeland, FL.
  • Olivera, J. & Rivard, J.R. (March, 2016). Does the uniform make the man?: A comparison of women's perceptions of police, military and plain clothed men. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences.
  • Miret, R. & Rivard, J.R. (March, 2016). The effects of trait anxiety on eyewitness accuracy. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences.

Publications

  • Rivard, J. R. & Schreiber Compo, N. (in press). Self-reported current practices in child forensic interviewing: Training, tools, and pre-interview preparation. Behavioral Sciences and the Law. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2290
  • Schreiber Compo, N., Vallano, J., Rivard, J. R., Hagsand, A; Pena, M., & Altman, C. (in press). Methods of studying eyewitness memory. In H. Otani & B. L. Schwartz (Eds.), Research Methods in Human Memory. London, UK, Routledge.
  • Campbell, I. L., Rivard, J. R., & Schreiber Compo, N. (2016). Mock jurors'
  • perceptions of blind vs. non-blind interviewing: The role of recantation. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 21(2), 15-22.
  • Malloy, L. C., Mugno, A. P., Rivard, J. R., Lyon, T. D, & Quas, J. (2016).
  • Familial influences on recantation in substantiated child sexual abuse cases. Child Maltreatment, 21(3), 256-261. doi: 10.1177/1077559516650936.
  • Schreiber Compo, N., Pena M. M., Rivard, J., McQuiston, D., Vallano, J., & Stoiliff, S.
  • (2016, June). Wrongful convictions, cognitive bias and forensic science. Police Chief, 48-53.
  • Rivard, J. R., Pena, M. M., & Schreiber Compo, N. (2016). ‘Blind' interviewing: Is ignorance bliss? Memory, 24(9), 1256-1266. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2015.1098705
  • Rivard, J. R., Fisher R. P., Robertson, B. & Hirn Mueller, D. (2014) Testing the cognitive interview with professional interviewers: Enhancing recall of specific details of recurring events. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28(6), 917-925. doi: 10.1002/acp.3026
  • Fisher, R. P., Leins, D., Pludwinski, L., Rivard, J. R., & Robertson, B. (2014) Interviewing protocols to facilitate HUMINT sources' recollections of meetings. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28(6), 926-935. doi: 10.1002/acp.3041
  • Fisher, R. P., Schreiber Compo, N., Rivard, J. R., & Hirn, D. (2014) Interviewing witnesses. In Perfect, T. & Lindsay, D. S. (Eds). The Sage Handbook of Applied Memory. Stamford, CT: Cenveo Inc.
  • LaPaglia, J, A., Wilford, M. M., Rivard, J. R., Chan, J. C. K., & Fisher. R. P. (2013) Misleading suggestions can alter later memory reports even following an investigative interview. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 1-9. doi: 10.1002/acp.2950

Selected Presentations

  • Rivard, J. R., Schreiber Compo, N., Weisz, A., Woolf, A., & Diego, M. (2016, March). Can
  • Interviewers Remember their Witness Interviews?: The Role of pre-interview information in interviewer recall. Poster presented at the 9th International Conference of Psychology and Law, Atlanta, GA.
  • Rivard, J. R., Schreiber Compo, N., Diego, M., & Espinosa, S. (2016, March). Current
  • practices in child forensic interviewing: Insights from the field. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference of Psychology and Law, Atlanta, GA.
  • Rivard, J. R., Schreiber Compo, N., Diego, M., & Espinosa, S. (2015, March). ‘Blind'
  • interviewing in the field: Forensic interviewers' practices, attitudes, and perceptions. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference of Psychology and Law, San Diego, CA.
  • Rivard, J. R., Mugno, A., Malloy, L. C., Lyons, T. D., Quas, J. (2015, March). In the field:
  • Predictors of children's recantation in substantiated child sexual abuse. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference of Psychology and Law, San Diego, CA.
  • Rivard, J. R., Benson, S., & Schreiber Compo, N. (2014, March). The effects of blind versus informed interviewing on eyewitness source memory. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference of Psychology and Law, New Orleans, LA.
  • Rivard, J. R., Schreiber Compo, N., Puertas, L., Castellon, S., Ferreira, L., Benitez, Y., Garcia, B., Mikaiel, C., Pena, M., Campbell, I. (2014, March). Confirmation bias in witness interviewing: The delayed effects of pre-interview knowledge. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference of Psychology and Law, New Orleans, LA.
  • Malloy, L. C., Mugno, A. P., Rivard, J. R., Lyon, T. D, Quas, J. (2014, March). A detailed investigation of recanted child sexual abuse cases. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference of Psychology and Law, New Orleans, LA.
  • LaPlaglia, J., Wilford, M., Rivard, J. R., Chan, J., Fisher, R. P. (2013, March) The memorial benefits of the cognitive interview come at a cost of enhanced suggestibility. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of Psychology and Law, Portland, OR.
  • Fisher, R. P., Rivard, J. R., Robertson, B., Hirn, D. (2013, March). Testing the cognitive interview with professional interviewers. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of Psychology and Law, Portland, OR.
  • Rivard, J. R. & Schreiber Compo, N. (2012, March). Investigative interviewing: Is ignorance bliss? Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Toronto, Canada.
  • Fisher, R. P., Rivard, J. R., Leins, D. & Pludwinski, L. (2012, March). Can good interviewing overcome poor witnessing conditions? Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Toronto, Canada.
  • Leins, D., Fisher, R. P., Pludwinski, L., Robertson, B., Rowback, J. (2012, March). Consistency as reflective of question type rather than memory strength. Poster presented at the 5th International Conference of Psychology and Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Fisher, R. P., Leins, D., Pludwinski, L., Rowback, J. (2012, March). Interviewing protocols to enhance detainees' recollections of meetings with terrorists. Paper presented at 5th International Conference of Psychology and Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychology-Law Society
  • International Investigative Interviewing Research Group
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods and Analysis in Psychology I & II
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Wrongful Convictions

Graduate Courses

  • Principles and Applications of Forensic Psychology