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Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar

Speaker 4 - Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar
BA 2005 - Psychology; Law and Society
Purdue University

MA 2007 - Forensic Psychology
City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

PhD 2011 - Technology
(Area of Concentration: Cyberforensics, Psychology)
Purdue University

Associate Professor
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, PhD, MA, is an accomplished Associate Professor within the cyberforensics program at Purdue University's Department of Computer and Information Technology.

Her research delves into the convergence of behavioral sciences and technology-related crime, with a specific focus on the correlation between personality traits and cyberdeviant behaviors.

She holds an esteemed reputation as a global authority on internet crimes against children, particularly regarding the criminological characteristics and grooming strategies employed by online child sex offenders.

Beyond academia, Dr. Seigfried-Spellar actively contributes to the field as a valued member of the Tippecanoe High Tech Crime Unit, where she utilizes her expertise. Additionally, she holds Special Deputy status for the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office.