CC&L Lab Director: Ashley Votruba, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Votruba joined the UNL psychology faculty as part of the Law-Psychology Program in Fall 2017. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Arizona State University and her J.D. from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 2017. Dr. Votruba also served as a Judicial Clerk for Justice Robert M. Brutinel on the Arizona Supreme Court from 2015-2016.

Faculty Page: Dr. Ashley Votruba

Graduate Students 

Dr. Votruba plans to accept a graduate student to start in the 2018-2019 academic year. If you are interested in applying and have questions, please email:

Research Assistants


Pawsbeh Moo is an undergraduate student majoring in psychology and working toward a minor in educational psychology. She plans to pursue a Masters and Ph.D. in social psychology. Pawsbeh is interest in social cognition, prejudice and discrimination, self and social identity, and social influence and their interrelation with various areas of law.  She enjoys learning about the new culture, traveling, dancing, explore new adventures and build a good relationship with friends, and family. Pawsbeh currently work in a Before/After School Program at Elliott Community Learning Center - YMCA of Lincoln Nebraska.  


Rachel Sisley is a sophomore undergraduate student on the pre-health track with a psychology major and a literature minor, who also really enjoys chemistry. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska but has traveled around the country. Rachel plans to attend UNMC back home in Omaha and gain a doctoral degree in psychiatry. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her AOII sorority sisters, hiking, camping, and reading literature.  


Grace Theodor is an undergraduatemajoring in Psychology and minoring in Child, Youth, and Family Studies. Throughout undergrad, she has worked in Dr. McChargue’s CAITI Lab researching substance abuse and co-morbid mental and physical Illness. Grace was also a teaching assistant for Intro to Psychology 181 under Michael Butchko’s Keller Plan. Upon graduating in Fall 2017, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Social and Cognitive Psychology. Her career goal is to become a professor. In her free time, Grace loves to read classic novels, attend local concerts, and play intramural sand volleyball. 


Emily Hess is an undergraduate student in the psychology department at UNL, with minors in Spanish and Criminal Justice. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a masters degree in Psychology (most likely social psychology). Emily hopes to study the interaction of criminal justice and psychology, hopefully in the justice system. In her free time she enjoys watching netflix, playing with kittens, and hanging out with her friends.