SAM Lab Team


Deborah Hall, Ph.D.

Faculty Director
Dr. Hall is an Associate Professor in the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences on the ASU West Campus. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Claremont McKenna College and her Ph.D. in social psychology from Duke University.

Dr. Hall’s research examines aspects of social and group identities. Her pedagogical focus is in the area of quantitative research methods. She has been overseeing the SAM Lab since 2015.

ASU Profile: link


Emily Denne

SAM Lab Consultant
Emily earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of Evansville I’m Indiana. She is a first year psychology and law PhD. Student at ASU.

Emily’s research interests include evidence in child abuse and neglect cases. She is currently working on a series of projects exploring testimony and questioning of child sexual abuse victims.

In her free time, Emily enjoys painting, traveling, and is an avid reader.


Emily Line

SAM Lab Consultant
Emily hails from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She earned her B.S. in psychology, with a minor in math, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is in her first year of the M.S. in Psychology program at ASU.

Emily is broadly interested in forensic psychology and, more specifically, in how forensic evaluation methods and tools influence the justice system. She enjoys quantitative analyses and one of her current goals is to expand her R programming skills. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a focus in forensic psychology.

For fun, Emily enjoys playing video games, reading, and playing the piano.


Laura Malouf

SAM Lab Consultant
Laura earned her B.A. in Jewish Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and also studied at California University of Pennsylvania and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is a second-year student in the M.S. Psychology program.

Her research interests include social relationships and health, gender, violence prevention, public health, and political psychology. Laura’s experience with statistical and research software includes SPSS, R/R Studio, Excel, Qualtrics, MTurk, and SONA.

She is especially interested in learning how to design 3D environments and build modification packages for gaming engines. She hopes to enroll in a Ph.D. program, learn how to make Turkish coffee at home, and potentially adopt a kitten.


Olivia Miske

SAM Lab Consultant
Olivia earned her B.A. in psychology from Gonzaga University, where she also minored in philosophy and criminal justice. She is in her second-year of the M.S. Psychology program at ASU.

Her research interests include jury decision-making, attitude change, perceptions of scientific evidence, and moral psychology. She is currently expanding her expertise in the areas of logistic regression and structural equation modeling (SEM). Olivia hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology and potentially work within forensic or correctional psychology.

Olivia enjoys lifting weights, hiking, and exploring new coffee shops and breweries.


Kaitlyn Schodt

SAM Lab Consultant
Kaitlyn earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Mexico, where she also studied criminology, chemistry, and biology. She is a second-year student in the M.S. Psychology program.

She is interested in emotion regulation and stress and coping processes at the individual and dyadic (i.e., couple) levels, and in relationship research, in general. Kaitlyn is working to expand her expertise in mediation and moderation analyses, actor-partner interdependence models (APIM), multilevel modeling (MLM), qualitative methods, and R. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Kaitlyn enjoys hiking and exploring new places and is an avid horror (movie, book, etc.) fan.