Before joining the psychology department at the UWO, Don was a professor in applied psychology and associate dean (research), Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. He is now an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary as well as the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, a visiting professor in the psychology department at Beijing Normal University and also at BNU in Zhuhai, China, and a research associate in the Laboratory for Research and Intervention in Positive Psychology and Prevention, Department of Education and Psychology, University of Florence, Italy.
Don is a fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He currently serves on the board of directors as past president of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences and is a current member of the board of the Canadian Psychological Association.
He has a long-standing interest in the martial arts and holds a black belt (sandan) in Shito-Ryu karate. His research and teaching focuses on psychological assessment, intelligence, personality, and individual differences. He has published extensively in these areas as well as consulted on the development of tests and measurement techniques. Don has served as a consultant in the development of new measures to assist in the diagnosis and prognosis of our clients at ARBI.