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Athabasca University

Faculty & Tutors


Bob Brandes
Academic Coordinator
counselling, cultural psychology, communication, and decision-making / critical thinking
Dr. Andrew Chiarella
Assistant Professor
learning and instruction, distributed cognition, the interdisciplinary fields of the learning sciences and cognitive sciences
Dr. Louis Svenningsen
Academic Coordinator
career development; personalized and digital teaching; learning online course design for developing critical thinking
Dr. Linda Chmiliar
Associate Professor
learning disabilities, social skills instruction, collaborating with parents, and augmentative communication. I am very excited about the Diploma in Inclusive Education as I believe it offers individuals a great opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge in the area of working with special needs students in regular education settings
Dr. Trevor Gilbert
Associate Professor
psychological and neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy and anticonvulsant drugs, kindling, neuropsychopharmacology, educational technology, and online learning
Dr. Bob Heller
Associate Professor
language; memory; aging; technology in teaching
Dr. Cheryl Kier
Associate Professor
child and adolescent development, family interaction, learning styles, racism and discrimination
Dr. Cheuk Ng
Associate Professor
environmental psychology; environment-behaviour interactions in residential, work, and retail settings; telework; cross-cultural issues; immigrant acculturation
Dr. Kharah M. Ross
Assistant Professor
health psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, maternal-child health, close relationship quality, health disparities
Dr. Faria Sana
Associate Professor
categorization, comparison, metaphor processing, exemplar-based learning and compound processing


Updated September 01 2021 by Student & Academic Services

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