Lamberton Professor Named
September 12, 2007
Michelle Leichtman, associate professor of psychology, has been selected
as the Lamberton Professor in the study of criminal justice and society
for the period of 2007-2010.
Leichtman holds a B.A. in psychology from Wellesley College and an M.A.
and Ph.D in developmental psychology from Cornell University. After several
years on the faculty of Harvard University, she joined the UNH psychology
department in 2002.
Leichtman is a developmental psychologist with research interests in memory
development, broadly construed. Her research is situated at the intersection
of social and cognitive development, often focusing on social and environmental
factors that influence memory processes during infancy, childhood and adulthood.
Several diverse strands of research include cross-cultural differences
in autobiographical memories, suggestibility of children's memory, and
other basic issues (e.g., ontogeny, sex differences) in early and later
memory development. Leichtman teaches courses in developmental psychology,
social and cognitive development, memory development and research methods.
The Lamberton Professorship was established in 2001 through the generosity
of Alfred and Sallie Lamberton. Past recipients of this prestigious award
are James Tucker, associate professor and chair of the sociology department,
and Ellen Cohn, professor of psychology and coordinator of the justice