Current Positions

Senior Associate Dean (Graduate Policy and Program Review) – UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Professor – UBC Department of Psychology


BA (Honors) – University of New Brunswick (1974)

MA – University of New Brunswick (1976)

PhD – University of Toronto (1978)

Professional Service and Experience

UBC University Senate (2011-17)

UBC Department of Psychology
– Director of the Graduate Program (1992-2012)

Association for Moral Education
– President (1995-98)
– Executive Board (1990-93, 1994-98, 2006-07)

Canadian Psychological Association, Section on Developmental Psychology
– Coordinator (1990-91)

Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
– Associate Editor (2000-09)

editorial boards
Developmental Psychology (1984-92)
Child Development (1989-96)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly (1991-2000)
Journal of Moral Education (1992-2011, 2017-present)
Journal of Character Education (2002-present)
Heroism Science (2016-present)

Regent College (theological college at UBC)
– Academic Senate (1988-2000, 2011-14)

Carey Theological College (theological college and residence at UBC)
– Chairperson of the Board of Administration (1991-96)



Killam Research Prize – University of British Columbia

Alumni Prize for Research in the Social Sciences – University of British Columbia

Knox Master Teaching Award – University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology

Fellow – Canadian Psychological Association

Kuhmerker Career Award – Association for Moral Education

Fellow – American Psychological Association