Ph.D. Student
Human Development

G112, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, 116 Reservoir Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853


I-An (Amy) Su is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Developmental Psychology Ph.D. Program with her concentration in Law, Psychology, and Human Development in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University. She is also on the track of Ph.D. Minor in Statistics (Applied Statistics) and Graduate Minor in Cognitive Science. 

She is a member of Child Witness & Cognition (CWC) Lab and is working with Dr. Stephen J. Ceci on a transnational, cross-cultural study of children's eyewitness memory and suggestibility. Meanwhile, she is also working with Dr. Charles J. Brainerd on studies of adaptive memory (survival processing effect) and false memory, and Dr. John H. Blume on a study of competency to be executed. Her research interests include but not limited to child witness, child testimony, forensic interviewing, and other topics in the field of psychology and law. 

Before she came to Cornell, she worked as licensed attorney-at-law in Taiwan who specializes in criminal defense litigations (i.e., capital cases, innocence cases, defendants with mental health challenges, etc.).

At present, she is pursuing to basic and translational research in psychological science to better connect developmental and behavioral science research to outreach and extension in legal proceedings.

In addition to her research work at Cornell, she founded and manages LegalChime Attorneys-at-Law, a Taiwan-based law firm that focuses on consultancy services related to psychology-law issues.

Please see below for media coverage about I-An (Amy) and read her CV for her most updated information and publications.

Featured Media Coverage

Doctoral Student Receives AP-LS MacArthur Grant, Cornell University Graduate School Announcments, October 26, 2020

Doctoral Student Elected to American Psychology-Law Society Student Committee, Cornell University Graduate School Announcments, August 3, 2020

Doctoral students attend annual D.C. congressional trip, Cornell University Graduate School Announcments, December 16, 2019

Human development doctoral student’s experiences adapted into award-winning TV series, Cornell University Graduate School Announcments, October 14, 2019

Attorneys for Little Light Bulb murder suspect ask for trial delay, United Daily News (Taiwan), April 17, 2019 (Mandarin)

Attorneys for Little Light Bulb murder suspect ask for trial delay after finding Wang imcompetent to stand trial, United Daily News (Taiwan), April 16, 2019  (Mandarin)

Little Light Bulb murder suspect: My mental disabilities could lessen sentence, Liberty Times Net (Taiwan), January 29, 2019  (Mandarin)

National Taiwan University’s 1st Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Winners, National Taiwan University Spotlight News, June 5, 2015 (Mandarin)

In the intersection of humanities and science, National Taiwan University Trans-Disciplinary Education Program Office Blog, November 13, 2014 (Mandarin)

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