Beatrice Kuhn Professor of Law
BiographyJonathan “Jay” Koehler has a PhD in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago. His areas of interest include behavioral decision theory, quantitative reasoning in the courtroom, forensic science, and behavioral finance. Prior to joining Northwestern in 2010, he was a professor at Arizona State University (business and law schools), and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at University of Texas at Austin (business). He was also a visiting scholar at Harvard (psychology) and Stanford (law).
Areas of Expertise
- Quantitative Reasoning in the Law
- Forensic Science
- Behavioral Decision Theory
- If the shoe fits, they might acquit: The value of shoeprint testimony in 8 journal of empirical legal studies 21-48 (2011).
- The need for a research culture in the forensic sciences in 58 ucla law review 725-779 (2011) (with Mnookin, J.L. et al.).
- Safety first? The role of emotion in safety product betrayal aversion in 38 journal of consumer research 140-150 (2011) (with Gershoff, A. D.).
- Individualization claims in forensic science: Still unwarranted in 75 brooklyn law review 1187-1208 (2010) (with Saks, M. J.).
- Selection neglect in mutual fund advertisements in 55 management science 1107-1121 (2009) (with Mercer, M.).
- Statistical evidence in court in Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science 2401-2409 (John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK., 2009).
- BA, Pomona College
- MA, University of Chicago
- PhD, University of Chicago
- Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
- Visiting Professor, 2009-2010, Northwestern University School of Law
- Professor, 2008-2009, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and W. P. Carey School of Business
- Visiting Professor, 2007-2008, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and W. P. Carey School of Business
- University Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2004-2007, McCombs School of Business, UT Austin
- University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor, 1998-2004, McCombs School of Business and School of Law, UT Austin
- Visiting Scholar, 1998, 2000, Harvard University, Dept. of Psychology, Social Cognition and Emotion Laboratory
- Associate Professor, 1996-1998, Graduate School of Business, UT Austin
- Assistant Professor, 1990-1996, Graduate School of Business, UT Austin