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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

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • 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. 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. 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.
  • Rivard, J. R., Benson, S., & Schreiber Compo, N. (2014). 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). 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). A detailed investigation of recanted child sexual abuse cases. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference of Psychology and Law, New Orleans, LA.
  • 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
  • LaPlaglia, J., Wilford, M., Rivard, J. R., Chan, J., Fisher, R. P. (2013) 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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

Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology

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