- Jacksonville University, BS (Psychology and Sociology)
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, JD (Law)
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD (Psychology)
Areas of Interest:
- Legal interventions and interference in personal and family decision making.
Professional Activities & Community Service:
- Fellows Chair, American Psychology-Law Society, Division 41 of the American Psychological Association
- Co-editor, Court Review for the American Judges Association
- Co-Director, Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching Project
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln Faculty Advisor
- Scientific Resources for the Law (SRL) Faculty Advisor
- Board Member, Bridges to Hope
- QIC-AG, Intercountry and Private Adoption Evaluation
- Training for the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Protection and Safety Workforce
- Trauma Capable Schools
- National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative
Selected Presentations & Publications:
- Hoetger, L. A., Devine, D. J., Brank, E.M., Rosen, R., Drew, R.M. & Brank, E.M. (2022). The impact of pretrial publicity: A meta-analysis. Law and Human Behavior, 46(2), 121-139.
- Hackenburg, L., Morgan, T., & Brank, E.M. (2021) “Born Under My Heart:” Adoptive Parents’ Use of Metaphors to Make Sense of Their Past, Present, and Future. The Family Journal, 30, 14-21.
- Brank, E.M., & Wylie, L.E. (2021). Legal Responsibility among the Young and the Elderly. Invited submission for Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 17, 93-108.
- Hazen, K. P., & Brank, E.M. (2021). Do you hear what I hear?: A comparison of police officer and civilian procedural justice judgments. Psychology, Crime, and Law. Pending print edition.
- Marshall, E.W., Groscup, J.L., Brank, E.M., Perez, A., & Hoetger, L.A. (2020). Police surveillance of cell phone location data: Supreme Court versus public opinion. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 37, 751-775.
- Hazen, K.P., Carlson, M. W., Hatten-Bower, H., Fessinger, M.B., Cole-Mossman, J., Bahm, J., Hauptman, K., Brank, E.M., & Gilkerson, L. (2020). Evaluating the Impact of Facilitated Attuned Interactions: Vicarious Trauma, Professional Burnout, and the Quality of Reflective Practice among Child Welfare Professionals. Children and Youth Services Review, 112, 1-35.
- Brank, E.M., Groscup, J.L., Marshall, E.M., & Hoetger, L.A. (2019). Sniffer-dog searches in the United States. Court Review, 55(2), 56-61.
- Brank, E.M. (2019). The Psychology of Family Law. New York University Press.
**Winner of the 2021 Lawrence S. Wrightsman Book Award awarded biennially to an authored scholarly work by the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS).**
- Brank, E.M., & Groscup, J.L. (2018) Psychology and the Fourth Amendment. In Monica Miller and Brian Bornstein, Ed. Advances in Psychology and Law, Volume 3.
- Wylie, L.E., *Hazen, K.P., *Hoetger, L.A., *Haby, J.A., & Brank, E.M. (2018, online preprint). Four decades of Law and Human Behavior: A content analysis. Scientometrics
- *Hamm, J.A., *Wylie, L.E., & Brank, E. M. (2018). Measuring Older Adult Confidence in the Courts and Law Enforcement. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 29 (3), 301-316. doi.org/10.1177/0887403415623034
- Wellman, A. R., *Hazen, K.A. & Brank, E.M. (2017). Parental blame frame: An empirical examination of the media’s portrayal of parents and their delinquent juveniles. The Whittier Law Journal of Child and Family Advocacy, 16(1), 87-130.
- *Andersen, J.A., Wylie, L.E., & Brank, E. M. (2017). Public health framing and attribution: Analysis of the First Lady’s remarks and news coverage on childhood obesity. Cogent Social Sciences, 3, 1-13.
- Brank, E.M., *Kaspar, V., & Fox, K.A. (2017). Songs you know by heart: Alcohol, promiscuous sex, drugs, and escape in Jimmy Buffett’s music. Popular Music History, 9.3, 270-284.
- Brank, E.M., & *Wylie, L. E. (2016). Differing perspectives on older adult caregiving. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 20, 313-336.
- Piquero, N.L., *Meitl, M. B., Brank, E.M., Woolard, J.L., Lanza-Kaduce, L. & Piquero, A. R. (2016). Exploring Lawyer Misconduct: An Examination of the Self-Regulation Process. Deviant Behavior, 37, 573-584.
- *Wylie, L.E., *Bergt, S., *Haby, J.A., Brank, E.M., & Bornstein, B. H. (2015). Age and lineup type differences in the own-race bias. Psychology, Crime and Law. 21 (5), 490-506.
- *Hoetger, L. A., *Hazen, K., & Brank, E.M. (2015). All in the family: A retrospective study comparing sibling bullying and peer bullying. Journal of Family Violence, 30, 103-111.
- Brank, E. M. & *Wylie, L.E. (2014). Elders and the justice system. In Brian Cutler & Patricia Zapf, Eds. Handbook of Forensic Psychology, Volume 2, 59-77.
- Brank, E. M., *Hoetger, L.A., *Wylie, L.E., & *Scott, B.L. (2014). Law enforcement officers’ and prosecuting attorneys’ perceptions of juvenile delinquency. In Monica. K. Miller, Jeremy A., Blumenthal, & Jared. Chamberlain, Eds. Handbook of Community Sentiment.
- *Wylie, L.E., *Patihis, L., *McCuller, L.L., Davis, D., Brank, E.M., Loftus, E. F., & Bornstein, B.H. (2014). Misinformation effects in older versus younger adults: A meta-analysis and review. In Michael P. Toglia, David F. Ross, Joanna Pozzulo, & Emily Pica, Eds. The Elderly Eyewitness in Court.
- *King, C.M., *Wylie, L. E., Brank, E.M., & Heilbrun, K. (2014). Disputed paraphilia diagnoses and legal decisionmaking: A case law survey of Paraphilia NOS, nonconsent. Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 20, 294-308.
- Brank, E.M., & *Wylie, L. E. (2014). Differing perspectives on older adult caregiving. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 20, 313-336.
(*indicates student authors)