Faculty & Research

Teresa DeCicco, Professor

B.A. (hon) (McMaster University) B.Sc. (University of Manitoba) M.Sc. (Trent University) Ph.D. (York University)

Office: DNA C104
Email: teresadecicco@trentu.ca

Research interests Sleep Mentation (Dreams and Dreaming) and Psychology of the Self.

Terry Humphreys, Professor

M.A. (Wilfrid Laurier University) Ph.D. (University of Guelph)

Office: DNA C114
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7773
Email: terryhumphreys@trentu.ca

Research interests: sexual consent / negotiating sexual interactions,  cognitive and behavioral aspects of first sexual experiences,  sexuality and technology and sexual resourcefulness.

Deborah Kennett, Professor Emeritus

B.A., Ph.D. (McMaster University)

Email: dkennett@trentu.ca

Research interests: coping strategies, school and work transitions, and health promotion

James ParkerJames Parker, Professor

B.A. (Simon Fraser University), M.A., Ph.D. (York University)

Office: LHS DNA C249
Email: jparker@trentu.ca

Research interests:  alexithymia and emotional intelligence and various outcome variables

Elaine ScharfeElaine Scharfe, Professor

B.A. (University of Western Ontario), M.A., Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University)

Office: DNA C130
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7354
Email: escharfe@trentu.ca

Research interests: Influence of relationships on health emotional development across the lifespan.  

Laura J. Summerfeldt​, Professor and Associate Chair - Undergraduate Studies

M.A., Ph.D. (York University)

Office: DNA C120
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7526
Email: lsummerfeldt@trentu.ca

Research interests:  Personality dimensions and psychopathology in clinical and nonclinical populations, Points of continuity, Models of heterogeneity of obsessive-compulsive disorders, and Diathesis stress models of cause and perpetuation

Ben Bauer, Associate Professor

M.A., Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)

Office: Oshawa 177
Phone: (905) 435-5102 Ext. 5037
Email: benbauer@trentu.ca

Research interests: Human Vision and Attention

Liana E. Brown, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Psychology

B.Sc., M.Sc. (University of Waterloo), M.S., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University)

Office: DNA C116
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7238
Email: lianabrown@trentu.ca

Research interests: Perception and Motor Control

Michael Chan-ReynoldsMichael Chan-Reynolds, Associate Professor

B.Sc. (Trent University), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)

Office: DNA C119
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7534
Email: michaelchanreynolds@trentu.ca

Research interests: Utilization of Environment in everyday situations

Rory Coughlan, Associate Professor, Retired

M.A., Ph.D. (University of Victoria)

Email: rorycoughlan@trentu.ca

Research interests: Health communication / prejudice and bullying

Nancie Im-Bolter, Associate Professor

M.A., Ph.D. (York University)

Office: Oshawa 171
Phone: (905) 435-5102 Ext. 5033
Email: nimbolter@trentu.ca

Research interests: Language and Cognitive Functioning

Hugo Lehmann, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology

B.A. (Concordia University) M.Sc.(University of Alberta) Ph.D. (Concordia University)

Office: DNA C137
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7238
Email: hugolehmann@trentu.ca

Research interests: Neurobiology of learning and memory

Mowei Liu, Associate Professor

M.Ed. (Shanghai Normal University) M.A., Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)

Office: DNA C121
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7472
Email: moweiliu@trentu.ca

Research interests: Social Development from a Cultural Perspective

Geoffrey NavaraGeoffrey Navara, Associate Professor

M.A. (Wilfrid Laurier University) Ph.D. (University of Guelph)

Office: DNA C129
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7539
Email: geoffnavara@trentu.ca

Research interests: Family Dynamics / Psychology of Religion

Elizabeth (Lisa) Nisbet, Associate Professor

M.A., Ph.D. (Carleton University)

Office: DNA C128
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7855
Email: elizabethnisbet@trentu.ca

Research interests: Environmental personality, mental health (happiness), sustainable behavior

Kevin Peters, Associate Professor

M.A., Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)

Office: DNA C117
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7795
Email: kevinpeters@trentu.ca

Research interests: Ethics of enhancement / aging and dementia

Brenda Smith-ChantBrenda Smith-Chant, Associate Professor

B.A. (Trent University),M.A., Ph.D. (Carleton University)

Office: Durham 153
Phone: (905) 435-5102 Ext. 5069
Email: bresmith@trentu.ca

Research interests: Cognitive Development and Acquisition of Skills

Jeff AdamsJeff Adams, Senior Lecturer

B.A. (Concordia University), M.A.(University of Guelph), Ph.D. (York University)

Office: Oshawa 163
Phone: (905) 435-5102 Ext. 5029 
Email: jadams@trentu.ca

Research interests: Human Cerebral Laterality and Dreams

Jennifer EastabrookJennifer Eastabrook, Assistant Professor

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Trent University), Ph.D. (Queen's University)

Office: Durham/Oshawa
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7535
Email: jennifereastabrook@trentu.ca

Neil M. Fournier, Assistant Professor

B.Sc. (Laurentian University), M.Sc. (Dalhousie University), Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan), Postdoc (Yale University School of Medicine)

Office: LHS C135
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7339
Email: neilfournier@trentu.ca

Research interests: Brain Plasticity: epilepsy; neurogenesis; mood disorders.

Elizabeth RussellElizabeth McCrillis (previously Russell), Assistant Professor

BA (Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Memorial University)

Office: LHS DNA C115
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7867
Email: elizabethmccrillis@trentu.ca

Research interests: Aging in small towns and rural communities, age-friendly sustainability, community health psychology, health policy.

Kateryna Keefer, Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Trent University), Ph.D. (Queen's University)

Office: DNA C136
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7658
Email: katerynakeefer@trentu.ca

Research interests: Emotions and wellbeing, psychometrics 

Fergal O’Hagan, Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (University of Saskatchewan), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McMaster University)

Office: DNA C134
Phone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7086
Email: fergalohagan@trentu.ca

Research interests: TBA