Jessica Leffers

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Continuing Education Center (CEC) 237


  • Ph.D., Northeastern University
  • M.S., Northeastern University
  • B.A., Goucher College

Jessica Leffers joined the faculty at Eckerd in 2021. She completed her Ph.D. at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The courses she teaches include Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, and Human Learning & Cognition. Jessica’s research interests center around how people think and organize what they know about social categories like race, religion, and gender. Her studies include both children and adults and investigate how cognitive biases play a role in the way people process information, remember others, and make decisions regarding social others.

Dr. Leffers is excited to hear from students who might be interested in joining a research team studying social cognition.

Jessica Leffers smiling at camera