Research is a creative endeavour. The death of creativity is conformity.  To produce anything even approximating intellectual innovation, one must be willing and able to question and, if necessary, reject conventional wisdom. Colouring outside the lines is a lonely path. 

My research is fundamentally informed by the scientific method and a commitment to freedom of expression, the latter of which is made possible in higher education by academic freedom. Independent thinking can no longer be assumed in higher education. Conformity in thinking is a disease that is increasingly infecting academics.  

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My Formal Education

1999 - 2001

Yale University (Psychology)

Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

1995 - 1999

University of Alberta (Psychology)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

1993 - 1995

University of Alberta (Educational Psychology)

Master of Education (MEd), funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council on Canada (NSERC)

1989 - 1993

University of Alberta (Psychology)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council on Canada (NSERC)