Faculty of Education

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Faculty of Education

John Kirby Awarded Queen’s University Prize for Excellence in Research

John Kirby

Dr. John Kirby, Professor Emeritus of Psychology of Education, Cross-Appointed to Psychology and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies, has been awarded the Queen’s University Prize for Excellence in Research.

One of Canada’s preeminent educational scholars with an outstanding national and international reputation, Dr. Kirby has been a leading researcher in the related fields of cognition and the development of reading for over 30 years.

Dr. Kirby has a body of work that has contributed to our fundamental understandings of learning and cognition (7 books, over 150 peer-reviewed papers and 150 presentations).  He is most renowned for his seminal contributions to theories of reading (morphology, naming speed, reading disabilities), intelligence (the PASS theory of cognitive processes), and students’ conceptions of learning.

In high demand as both a research collaborator and graduate student supervisor, Dr. Kirby represents the highest standards of excellence in his research and he is an outstanding representative of the ideals promoted by Queen’s University.

Congratulations to Dr. Kirby on winning the Queen’s University Prize for Excellence in Research!

John Kirby

Dr. John Kirby at his recent retirement celebration. As Professor Emeritus, Dr. Kirby contributes to our Faculty as both a research and graduate student supervisor.