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Queen's University

Teaching, Employment, Volunteer Work


Adjunct Associate Professor  (2007-present). Queen’s University. I developed, and have annually taught a senior undergraduate seminar course (one semester) evaluating early prevention programs for high risk youth and their families. 

Adjunct Assistant Professor (2001-2007). Queen's University. I developed, and annually taught a senior undergraduate seminar course (one semester) evaluating early prevention programs for high risk youth and their families.

Teaching Assistant (1988-90). Queen’s University. Undergraduate psychology courses: Statistics, Developmental Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology.

Instructor (1988). Sheridan College. Stress and the psychology of wellbeing. A 12-week adult education course in stress management covering nutrition, exercise, assertiveness, relaxation training, time management, and related topics.

Teaching Assistant (1986-88). University of Waterloo. Undergraduate psychology courses: Educating Exceptional Children, Statistics, Adolescence, and Personality.



Queen’s University (2002-present). I am a full time continuing adjunct associate professor in the department of psychology, serving as the Chair of Undergraduate Studies. My responsibility for the undergraduate program includes enrolment management, staffing, timetabling, curriculum development, TA development, student advising, student appeals, undergraduate awards, and faculty relations. I am also responsible for co-coordinating PSYC 100, a large year-long introductory course with a complement of 6 faculty instructors, and 15 graduate students who provide lecture-tutorials.     

Q&A Consultants, Inc. (1999-2005). I was the director and an employee of a small company that I owned with my husband. Q&A Consultants, Inc. provided a range of psychological services to governments, social service agencies, and academic institutions. These services included assessment, education and training, and consulting on specific problems and projects. 

As the director, I was responsible for managing the company, including hiring and supervising contract staff, bookkeeping, tax returns, marketing and communications. As an employee, I completed psychological risk assessments for the National Parole Board, as well and training and supervising psychometrists in this task. In addition, I provided advice on academic programming and developed multiple choice test materials for the American Psychological Association. Through Q&A Consultants, I provided psychological services to the Isabel McNeill House, a small minimum-security facility for federally sentenced women for 6 years. This included individual cognitive-behavioural treatment, the development of individual behavioural programs, consultation with the Psychiatrist and Case Management Teams, and consultation with the correctional staff on the management of self-injurious and aggressive behaviour.
Better Beginnings, Better Futures (1997-1999). I was the site researcher for the Kingston site of a tri-ministerial prevention project for high risk families across Ontario. Supervising a 4-member team of research assistants, I oversaw the collection of longitudinal data based upon in-home interviews and the standardized testing of infants, children and their parents. I was also directly responsible for producing qualitative reports documenting the project’s programs, organization, management, agency, and community involvement.

Prison for Women (1991-1997). I provided psychological services including risk and needs assessments, crisis, short-term and long-term individual and group treatment. I developed and evaluated a treatment program for fraud offenders (with Heather McLean) and developed an assessment protocol for female sex offenders. My work also included staff training, the development of behavioural programs, providing the administration with ongoing advice on crisis intervention, and the management of special needs offenders.

People Against Abuse in Lennox & Addington (1993-1994). Peer support trainer and consultant. Evaluated the need for peer support groups for survivors of sexual assault in Lennox & Addington County, organized quarterly professional workshops for professional and lay group facilitators, co-facilitated groups for female sexual assault survivors: three in local high schools for adolescent women, and one for women leaving the L&A Interval House, provided formal and informal consultation for therapy groups provided by the L&A Community Mental Health Services and helped with their transition to a peer model. All groups and workshops were systematically evaluated for consumer satisfaction and knowledge.

Queen’s Counseling Service (1989-1990). Career counseling, assertiveness and communication skills training, individually and in groups. Cognitive-behavioural treatment of depressed women.


Volunteer Work:

Winston Churchill Public School (1999-2005). I am currently Past Chair, and previously served as Chair and Vice-Chair, of this public school's School Council. My primary duties included representing the school community to the Principal, Superintendent, provincial government, and to the public, as well as organizing and chairing monthly council meetings. Other duties included communicating relevant information from the Minister of Education and the Education Improvement Commission to the school community, and representing the school at School Board meetings. I have also chaired the school’s annual fundraising auction.

Gently Rocking Horse Daycare (1993-2000). I have been Vice-President, President, and Secretary of this nonprofit daycare's Board of Directors. I have participated in budget development, supervised management personnel, co-coordinated an expansion of services, and organized and chaired business meetings.

Peer Education Program on Acquaintance Sexual Assault (1993-1996). Member of a professional steering committee to provide advice on selection, training, program integrity, and the evaluation of a peer education program for Queen’s University residences. I participated in the development of educational videos, worked to standardize and improve the validity of the screening process, and provided training in group facilitation.


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000