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Dr. Urban teaches in the areas of law enforcement, research criminology, forensic psychology, community service and judicial function. Her research is primarily related to personnel selection and security, forensic psychology and advanced statistical methods for criminal justice research applications. She was the principle investigator on a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense exploring the validity of the polygraph, and has served as a program evaluation consultant to law enforcement and other public service agencies. Dr. Urban has a B.A. and M.A. in psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary areas of education psychology, administration of justice, and psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.