• Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department
  • Professor, Educational Psychology


  • Kircher, J. C. & Raskin, D.C. (2016). Laboratory and field research on the ocular-motor deception test. European Polygraph. Vol. 10(1), 13. Accepted, 12/2016.
  • Patnaik, P., Woltz, D.J., Hacker, D.J., Cook, A.E., Ramm, M.L., Webb, A.K., & Kircher, J.C. (2016). Generalizability of an ocular-motor test for deception to a Mexican population. International Journal of Applied Psychology, 6(1), 1-9. Published, 02/2016.
  • Rodriguez, Christina M., Russa, Mary Bower & Kircher, John C. (2015). Analog assessment of frustration tolerance: Association with self-reported child abuse risk and physiological reactivity. Elsevier BV. Published, 2015.
  • Rodriquez, C.M., Russa, M.B., & Kircher, J.C. (2015). Analog assessment of frustration tolerance: Association with self-reported child abuse risk and physiological reactivity. Child Abuse & Neglect, 46, 121-131. Published, 10/2015.
  • Ewing, R., Guang, T., Goates, J.P., Zhang, M., Greenwald, M.J., Joyce, A., Kircher, J.C., Greene, W. (2015). Varying influences of the built environment on household travel in fifteen diverse regions of the United States. Urban Planning, 52(13), 2330-2348. Published, 01/2015.
  • Patnaik, P. & Kircher, J.C. (2015). Psychophysiological processes in the detection of deception: Comment on Palmatier and Rovner. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95, 22-24. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • Savage, N. J., Fritz, J. M., Kircher, J.C., & Thackery, A. (2014). The prognostic value of electrodiagnostic testing in patients with sciatica receiving physical therapy. European Spine Journal. DOI:10.1007/s00586-014-3469-6. Published, 12/12/2014.
  • Imel,Z.E., Barco, H.J., Brown, H.J., Baer, J.S. Kircher, J.C., & Atkins, D.C. (2013). The association of therapist empathy and synchrony in vocally encoded arousal Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61(1), 146-153. Published, 06/06/2014.
  • Raskin, D. C., Honts, C. R. & Kircher, J. C. (Eds.), (in press). Credibility assessment: Scientific research and applications. Elsevier. Published, 02/2014.
  • Raskin, D. C. & Kircher, J. C. (2014). Validity of polygraph techniques and decision methods. In D. C. Raskin, C. R. Honts, & J. C. Kircher (Eds.), Credibility assessment: Scientific research and applications. Elsevier. Published, 02/2014.
  • French, K.F., Martinez, J.K., Dehavenon, A.H., Weathered, N. R., Grantz, M., Smith, S.M., Wilder, M., Rassner, U.A., Kircher, J.C., Dewitt, L.D., Wold, J.J., &Hoesch, R.E. (2013). Reproducability of ABC/2 method to determine infarct volume and mismatch percentage with CT perfusion. J Neuroimaging, 2013 Jan 16: doi:10.1111.jon.12001. Published, 01/16/2013.
  • Cook, A. E., Colbert-Getz, J., Kircher, J. C. (2013). Number-of-features effects during reading: Evidence from eye movements. Discourse Processes, 50, 210-22.. Published, 01/2013.
  • Woltz, D. J., Gardner, M. K., Kircher, J.C., Burrow-Sanchez, J. (2012). Relationship between perceived and actual frequency represented by common rating scale labels. Psychological Assessment, 24(4), 995-1007. Published, 12/2012.
  • Kircher, J. C., Kristjansson, S., Gardner, M. K., & Webb, A., K. (2012). Human and computer decision making in the psychophysiological detection of deception. Polygraph, 41(2), 77-126. Published, 04/2012.
  • Romesser J, Shen S, Reblin M, Kircher J, Allen S, Roberts T, Marchand WR. (2011). A prelimi-nary study of the effect of a diagnosis of concussion on PTSD symptoms and other psychiatric variables at the time of treatment seeking among veterans. Mil Med, 176 (3), 246 - 52. Published, 06/2011.
  • Richardson, R.D., Hawken, L.S., & Kircher, J. C. (2011). Bias using Maze to predict high-stakes test performance among Hispanic and Spanish-speaking students. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 1-12. Published, 06/2011.
  • Craig, R. A., Raskin, D. C., & Kircher, J. C. (2011). The use of physiological measures to detect deception in juveniles. Polygraph. Published, 06/2011.
  • Stern, R. M. & Kircher, J. C. (2011). Use of augmented physiological feedback in the detection of deception. Polygraph. Published, 06/2011.
  • Honts, C. R., & Kircher, J. C. (2011). Research methods for psychophysiological deception de-tection. In Rosenfeld, B., & Penrod, S. D., (Eds.) Research Methods in Forensic Psychology, Hoboken, (pp. 105-121) NJ, USA: Wiley. Published, 04/2011.
  • Webb, A., Hacker, D., Osher, D., Cook, A. E., Woltz, D. J., Kristjansson, S., & Kircher, J. C. (2009). Eye Movements and Pupil Size Reveal Deception in Computer Administered Questionnaires. . In D. D. Schmorrow, I. V. Estabrooke, & M. Grootjen (Eds.), Foundations of Augmented Cognition. Neuroergonomics and Operational Neuroscience (553-562). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. Published, 06/2009.
  • Bell, B. G., Kircher, J. C. & Bernhardt, P. C. (2008) New measures improve the accuracy of the directed-lie test when detecting deception using a mock crime. Physiology and Behavior, 94, 331-340. Published, 06/2008.
  • Tonin, S., Burrows-Sanchez, J., Harrison, S. & Kircher, J.C. (2008). The Influence of Attitudes, Acculturation, and Gender on Substance Use for Mexican American Middle School Students Addictive Behaviors. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 949-954. Published, 2008.
  • Hamann, H.A., Smith, T.W., Smith, K.R., Croyle, R.T., Ruiz, J.M., Kircher, J.C., & Botkin, J.R. (2008). Interpersonal responses among sibling dyads tested for BRCA1/BRCA2 gene muta-tions. Health Psychology, 27, 100-109. Published, 2008.


  • Buerger, N.W., Tuesday Heathfield, L., & Kircher, J.C. (2017, May). Effects of a psychoeduca-tional group on siblings of children with ASD. Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), IMFAR 2017, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2017.
  • Kircher, J.C., (2016). Ocular-motor Deception Test. Invited address. National Center for Credibility Assessment, Fort Jackson, SC. November, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Kircher, J.C., Woltz, D.J., Hacker, D,J., Cook, A.E., Webb, A.K., Patnaik, P., Potts, A., & Raskin, D.C. (2016). Ocular-motor Deception Test. Invited address. Latin America Poly-graph Association, Bogota, Colombia, October, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2016.
  • Patnaik, P., Woltz, D.J., Hacker, D.J., Cook, A.E., Webb, A.K., Raskin, D.C., & Kircher, J.C. (2015, March). Ocular-motor detection of deception in laboratory settings. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 01/01/2015.
  • Boncana, M. & Kircher, J.C. (2013, November). Partnership, student achievement and parental involvement: A multilevel growth curve analysis. Paper presented at UCEA Convention, In-dianapolis, IN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Belnap, B., Heathfield, L.T., & Kircher, J. (2013, June). Evidence-based training and coaching on tiered systems of support: Impact on PBS implementation and school climate. Utah Mul-ti-tiered Systems of Supports and Effective Practices Conference, Layton, UT. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2013.
  • Kircher, J. C.. Advances in psychophysiological detection of deception. Invited address, New Jersey Polygraph Association, October, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Kuhlman, B. B., Webb, A. K., Patnaik, P., Cook, A. E., Woltz, D. J., Hacker, D. J., & Kircher, J. C. (2011, September). Evoked Pupil Responses Habituate During an Oculomotor Test for De-ception. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research convention, Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2011.
  • Raskin D. C., & Kircher, J. C. (2010). Oculomotor Deception Test: A New Technique. Invited address, American Polygraph Association, Myrtle Beach, SC., September, 2010. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2010.
  • Wahmhoff, N., Heathfield, L.T., Kowalski, K.T., & Kircher, J. (2009, February). Parent in-volvement in an Early Reading First preschool. National Association of School Psychologists’ 48th Annual Convention, February, 2009, Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2009.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Priming without Awareness in Passive Screening for Malintent. PI: Dan J. Woltz. Co-PI(s): John C. Kircher. Draper Laboratory, 04/02/2009 - present. Total project budget to date: $99,899.00

Software Titles

  • pScore. General purpose Windows program for psychophysiological research. Release Date: 12/2013. Inventors: Kircher, J.C. & Raskin, D.C. Distribution List: National Center for Credibility Assessment.
  • pExtract. Windows program to extract measurements from polygraph protocols. Release Date: 12/2013. Inventors: Kircher, J.C., Dollins, A.B., Keener, M. Distribution List: National Center for Credibility Assessment.