Liz Prial

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
B.S. Forensic Psychology

Dr. Elizabeth Prial is a Senior Psychologist for the Department of Defense, currently stationed at a joint military base in Australia. Dr. Prial earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Forensic Specialization from the University of Denver in 1995, and a Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis at Adelphi University in 1990. Dr. Prial's early career in forensic psychology included working as a prison psychologist and researcher, as well as for two county police departments. She was an FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent for nine years working violent crimes and conducting behavior analysis. As a Behavioral Science consultant to the Dept. of Defense, Dr. Prial conducts violence risk assessments, other specialized assessments, consultation on counterterrorism and insider threat cases, pre-employment evaluations, and training our military personnel how to resist interrogation if captured and to facilitate rescue.


PsyD, University of Denver

MA, Adelphi University

BA, Adelphi University

Public Service

Crime Victims Center, Board Member - Islip

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Contributions to Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001


Prial, E. M. (2001). Death at the hands of Police: Suicide or Homicide? .