Dr. Cook’s background includes a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Psychology, a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies with an emphasis in legal communication, all from the University of Kansas. As part of this academic training, Katrina also studied statistical analysis and social science research designs, including both qualitative and quantitative design. She has performed research on numerous topics, such as cognitive psychology, group communication, persuasion, conflict negotiation, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication. Further, she has experience teaching public speaking, group communication, and quantitative research methods. With these strong credentials, she assists with a variety of jury research services, from internet social searches and supplemental juror questionnaire development to research design and statistical data interpretation.
- Ph.D., Philosophy in Communication Studies, University of Kansas
- M.A., Philosophy in Communication Studies, University of Kansas
- B.S., Cognitive Psychology, University of Kansas
Articles & Presentations
- Cook, K. (2020). Gender Bias in the Courtroom: Perception or Reality. Webinar for Clear Law Institute.
- Pitera, M.J. & Cook, K (2020). How Do Jurors’ Customer Service Expectations Affect Company Defendants? Insights.
- Cook, K. (2019). How Do “Anchors” Affect Damage Awards for Pain and Suffering? Insights.
- Cook, K. (2019). How a Royal Wedding Shed Light on Implicit Bias. Insights.
- Leibold, J.M. & Cook, K. (2019). Community Attitude Survey vs. Change of Venue Survey: When Should Each Be Used? Insights.
- Cook, K. (2019). Does Humor Have a Place in the Courtroom? Insights.
- Cook, K. & Leibold, J.M. (2018). Commitment Effects, Part 2: Does Allowing Juror Discussion Prior to Deliberation Affect Their Decision Making? Insights.
- Cook, K. & Pitera, M.J. (2018). How Body Language Can Impact Witness Credibility. Insights.
- Cook, K. (with contributions from Marinakis, C.) (2017). Bill Cosby and Jury Bias: Can Jurors Recognize Their Own Biases? Insights.