Jan White, Ph.D.

Discipline/Teaching Area: Psychology

I am proud to say that I have been employed at College of the Rockies since 2005. In that time, I have had the pleasure of wearing two hats, one as a psychology instructor and the other as a learning specialist. In addition to my formal roles, I have participated on a number of College committees including Disability Management and Rehabilitation, Discrimination and Harassment, and Wellness. I also completed a three-year term as faculty representative on the Board of Governors.

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. I went on to complete my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Ottawa. My area of specialization is sleep disorders, with the primary focus on narcolepsy. I’m also interested in sleep in outer space, as well as sleep under extreme physical and environmental conditions.

I own a test consultation business which allows me to create brutally difficult exams for my students. 😉 This assessment experience also allowed me to co-lead a research project with Teck Industries where we developed a hiring tool for haul truck operators.

On a personal note, I love to be outdoors whenever possible. I also make a mean pie.