Welcome to my website. I am a researcher and teacher working to apply memory research to eyewitness memory and teaching. Please use the links above to learn more about my research interests, teaching experience, and contact information. If you are interested in expert testimony in Indiana or elsewhere in the midwest, please reach me via email.
If you’re a student here considering joining the lab, great! Watch my short intro video, then head to the Research page here for more information.
Mario Baldassari is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Baldassari received his BA in Psychology and Spanish at Lake Forest College in 2011 and his Ph.D. in Cognition and Brain Sciences at the University of Victoria in 2017. Prior to arriving at USF, he was a Lecturer in the Psychology program at Texas A&M University – San Antonio.
Dr. Baldassari is primarily interested in research questions surrounding human memory, more specifically eyewitness memory. He has worked in testing new types of suspect lineups, developing evidence-based eyewitness memory theory, and building predictors for eyewitness identification accuracy. He has also done some work in memory for education.
Dr. Baldassari teaches many courses, including Research Methods and Statistics, Cognition, Cognitive Neuroscience, and General Psychology at USF. He has taught a wide variety of courses elsewhere, including Writing in Psychology, The Psychology Major, Psychology and Law, and Psychology of Faces. He works to apply student-centered teaching practices as often as possible and runs the small but keen UNCLOG Lab. In his spare time, he enjoys ice hockey and cooking and traveling with his family.