Dr. Diana T. Sanchez received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Women’s Studies and Social Psychology in 2005. Currently she is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University – New Brunswick and the area coordinator for the Social Psychology program. Her current publication lists over 40 peer-reviewed publications and over 30 national and international presentations.
Dr. Maryanne Garry is a Professor in Psychology at Victoria University, and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Research. For nearly 20 years, she has studied a puzzle of memory: how is that otherwise intelligent, rational people can remember things they never really saw, or experiences they never really had? Professor Garry’s interests in applying science to the law predate her interest in memory research or even in psychological science.
Dr. Carol Tavris earned her Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Michigan. In her career as a writer, teacher, and lecturer, she has sought to educate the public about the important contributions of psychological science and explain how pseudoscience can lead us astray at best and, at worst, cause enormous personal and social harm.
Dr. Daniel Bernstein works as an instructor and researcher at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of California Berkeley, Master’s at Brock University, PhD at Simon Fraser University, and did Post-Doctoral work at the University of Washington. His research lies in ”Belief and memory; Developmental metacognition; Hindsight bias; Mild head injury; Sleep and dreams.
At the time of the interview, he is the Chair of the Psychology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies and a Bachelor of Science with Honors from Mount Saint Vincent University, a Master of Arts from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University under Dr. Bruce Whittlesea. He has a wide range of interests such as Amodal Perception Research, Quantitative Research, Psychometrics, and Cognitive Psychology.
Dr. Carla MacLean’s current position is Psychology Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria, a Masters of Science from Saint Mary’s University, a Ph.D. University of Victoria, and completed a Post-Doc. at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests lie in “social influences on decision making and memory; Confirmation bias/tunnel vision; Correspondence Bias; Investigative interviewing techniques.”
Dr. Barbara Forrest is a Professor of Philosophy in the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University. She is the co-author with Paul R. Gross of Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design (Oxford University Press, 2004; 2007, 2nd ed.), which details the political and religious aims of the intelligent design creationist movement. She has published extensively in both scholarly and popular venues.
Dr. Gira Bhatt is a researcher and an educator with a PhD in psychology from the Simon Fraser University, BC. Canada. Currently she is a faculty member in the department of psychology at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is the principal investigator and the director of a federally funded (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) project.
Dr. Zoe Dennison earned her B.Sc. Honours (1986) from the University of Victoria and her M.A.and Ph.D. (1993) from the University of Western Ontario. At present, Dr. Dennison works at the University of the Fraser Valley and teaches courses in drugs and behaviour, psychology of language, psychology of gender, psychology of music, and in psychological assessment and measurement. Dr. Dennison’s current research program is in the psychology of music.
Dr. Betty Rideout At the time of the interview, she works as an instructor for the Psychology Department of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She earned her Bachelor of Psychology, Masters of Counselling Psychology, and Ph.D. in Psychology from University of British Columbia. Her research interest lies in the “historical influences on belief systems”.