Joshua Stein

Joshua Stein

Joshua Stein

Graduate Research Assistant

Wellness and the Arts, ASD and ADHD, Role-Playing Games, Psychology and Law

Joshua is a second year PhD student. He received his BA in Psychology and his BA in Musical Theatre from Rider University. While at Rider he was involved in research in Psych and Law on the topic of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Currently, his research is on the impacts of arts engagement among adolescents. He is passionate about making the arts accessible to adolescents with disabilities. His other interests among the usefulness of role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons as therapeutic methods for neurodiverse children and the unique affordances of museums as educational spaces.  

Selected Publications

Navarro, E., Heath, W. P., & Stein, J. R. (2022). Mock juror decisions regarding an undocumented immigrant: Similarity of defendant-juror ethnicity matters.                Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 20(3), 227-247.

Heath, W. P., Stein, J. R., & Afiouni, S. (in press). But I wasn’t there!: Alibis of DNA exonerees. Wrongful Conviction Law Review, 2(2). 

Courses Taught

PSYC 100: Basic Concepts in Psychology (TA)


George Mason University

PhD. Applied Developmental Psychology (ongoing)

Rider University

B.A Psychology, B.A. Musical Theatre