School of Behavioural and Social Sciences

The following members of the faculty at Brescia University College are available to provide comment on today’s stories and topics of interest. Please contact the Department of Communications, Marketing & External Relations to schedule interviews and to visit Brescia.


Dr. Lara Descartes
Professor, Department of Family Studies
Tel: (519) 432-8353 Ext: 28059
E-mail: ldescart@uwo.ca
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Research Areas: Work and family, Issues affecting family life related to class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality, Issues affecting family life related to place: urban centers, suburbs, rural areas, Support relationships among family members, particularly between adult siblings and between parents and their adult children, Popular culture, media, and family.
Area of Expertise: USA, women’s issues.


Dr. Jennifer Sutton
Associate Professorjennifer_sutton, Department of Psychology
Tel: (519) 432-8353
E-mail: jsutton7@uwo.ca
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Research Areas: Animal Cognition & Behaviour, Human Navigation.
Area of Expertise: Evolution.


Dr. John Mitchellmitchell
Acting Academic Dean, Department of Psychology
Tel: (519) 432-8353 Ext: 28116
E-mail: jbmitche@uwo.ca
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Research Areas: Educational Psychology, Religiosity and Stress, Coping with Stress. Area of Expertise: Teaching of Psychology, University teaching


Dr. Leslie Janes
Associate Professorleslie_janes, Department of Psychology
Tel: (519) 432-8353 Ext: 28275
E-mail: ljanes@uwo.ca
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(bilingual faculty)

Research Areas: “Jeer Pressure” (Fear of Ridicule), Performance and Mastery Goals, Environment and Competitiveness. Area of Expertise: Women’s Sexuality.


Dr. Steven Kleinknecht
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Tel: (519) 432-8353 Ext: 28279
E-mail: skleinkn@uwo.ca
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Research Areas: Qualitative Research, Subculture, Deviance, Criminology, Computer Hackers, Old Order Mennonites.