Please accept my materials for consideration for the role of Director Representing Education.
I hold a PhD in Social/Personality Psychology from Queen’s University (2011), and serve as the Undergraduate Chair in Psychology at Queen’s University.
My role sits at the intersection of administration, education, and research, allowing me to both develop insights regarding systems in education, and translate these into programs and teachingrelated supports. For example, colleagues and I developed and evaluated a new student-centered system to support academic accommodations, and I have been involved in several large openaccess projects including the Psychology Commons, and The Canadian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science. Recognizing my work, I was acknowledged as a Champion of Mental Health (2022), and have received the Principal’s Award for Educational Leadership (2023).
I have served several CPA role related to education, including Communications Director for the Teaching of Psychology section (2019-2021), and I currently serve on the Education and Training Committee (2019-). I am honoured to receive the 2023 CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology.
Psychology is growing rapidly. We have much work to do with respect to equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity, and accessibility, Artificial Intelligence brings many opportunities and concerns, and we continue operating with impacts from Covid-19. Psychology is a broad and deep discipline that is critical for addressing the world’s greatest challenges. I am excited about the opportunity to support the role of education through this role.