Dr. Maureen O’Connor is the Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Professor and former Chair of the Psychology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. O'Connor is also a member of the doctoral faculties in Criminal Justice and Women's Studies. Her research interests are in the intersection of psychology, gender, and law. Another scholarly interest is in the use of scientific information and expert testimony in the legal system, particularly focused on gendered components of that process. She is a member of the bar in Arizona and Washington, D.C. She has held numerous governance positions in the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), including its President. She is also an elected member of the American Psychological Association’s Policy and Planning Board, an APA and SPSSI Fellow, and long-time member of the American Psychology-Law Society.