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Bradley Celestin

  • Assistant professor and chair of psychology and philosophy
  • Education:
  • B.A., Psychology, Bethel College, 2012
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Indiana University, 2019


Chair | Assistant Professor of Psychology and Philosophy

Dr. Bradley D. Celestin is an experimental psychologist with expertise in quantitative, social, cognitive, and computational domains. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and certificate in neuroscience from Bethel College, and a Ph.D. in psychology and minor in statistics and social neuroscience from Indiana University (Bloomington), where he studied under Dr. John Kruschke. Dr. Celestin's research interests include moral cognition, legal decision-making, data analysis, the integration of technology and psychology, and the application of Bayesian and frequentist statistical models to real world problems. Prior to academia, Dr. Celestin spent 11 years as a commissioned law enforcement officer specializing in technology-facilitated crime--locally as a police detective for the Newton (Kansas) Police Department and as a federal agent for the Cyber Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dr. Celestin has been extensively trained through both the FBI and the National White Collar Crime center, and he has been acknowledged as a subject matter expert in digital forensics and cyber security in both United States federal and Kansas state district courts.

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