Twila Wingrove

Research Interests

Dr. Wingrove is a legal psychologist. Her current projects mostly focus on investigating how jurors make verdict judgments in sexual assault trials. She also has an active program of research on children’s and adolescents’ experiences in the child welfare system. 

*I am always looking for bright undergraduate and graduate students to join my lab!


  • Ph.D., 2009, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Developmental Psychology, Law-Psychology
  • J.D., 2007, University of Nebraska College of Law
  • B.A., 2000, Carleton College, Psychology

Representative Publications

  • Beal, S. J., Wingrove, T., Nause, K., Lipstein, E., Mathieu, S., & Greiner, M. V. (in press). The role of shared decision-making in shaping intent to access services for adolescents in protective custody. Child Care in Practice.
  • Wingrove, T., Beal, S. J., & Weisz, V. (2016). Father involvement in child dependency review hearings. Journal of Public Child Welfare.
  • Baker, M., Fox, P., & Wingrove, T. (2015). Crowdsourcing in forensic psychology research. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 34, 37-50.
  • Anderson, A. Z., Wingrove, T., Fox, P. A., McLean, K., & Styer, E. K. (2015). Who is the rotten apple? Mock jurors' views of teacher-student sexual contact. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260515618214
  • Miller, M. K., Chamberlain, J., & Wingrove, T. (Eds.) (2014). Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children. Oxford Press: New York.

Current Topics of Research

  • Evaluations of sexual consent arguments at trial
  • Efforts to enhance prosecution of sexual assault cases
  • Teacher-student sexual misconduct
Title: Experimental Psychology Program Director, Associate Professor
Department: Department of Psychology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8965

Fax: (828) 262-2974

Office address
112C Smith Wright Hall