Miliaikeala SJ. Heen Receives Board of Regents' 2020 Scholar Award
Miliaikeala SJ. Heen, a doctoral student in the Department of Criminal Justice, was recently awarded a Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents' 2020 Scholar Award.
The Regents' Scholar Award recognizes students who possess distinguished academic accomplishments, leadership ability, and service contributions. Heen will receive a $5,000 stipend.
Her research looks at reducing sexual assault and harassment in crowds (music concerts and festivals, night and day clubs, sporting events) by examining personality factors and situational dynamics that facilitate and contribute to sexual violence. In addition, Heen examines public attitudes toward law enforcement's use of technology, the application of terror management concepts, cognitive persuasion models, and expert testimony manipulations within the context of jury decision-making.