Alumni

Anna Dorfman

Anna Dorfman

Anna received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Ben-Gurion University. She was a research fellow in Organizational Behavior at the Coller Faculty Management in Tel Aviv University in Israel. Currently, splitting her time as a postdoctoral fellow between the Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo and the Psychology Department at the University of Montreal. Her work was published in the Journal of Personality, European Journal of Personality, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, and PLoS ONE. 

email: anna.dorfman@uwaterloo.ca

 

Amanda Rotella

Amanda Rotella

Amanda completed her Ph.D in Psychology at the University of Guelph in 2020 where she examined individual differences influence cooperative judgments and decisions. She is broadly interested in morality, cooperation, signaling, social comparisons, and inequality, and researches judgment and decision-making, with a focus on how social competition impacts various social and health outcomes. Amanda is currently a lecturer in Social/Health Psychology at Kingston University London

email: amanda.mrotella@gmail.com

website: https://www.amandarotella.ca/

 

Hansky Santos

Hansky Santos

Hansky completed his PhD in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2018. He investigates how people can make wiser decisions in a variety of domains: healthcare, interpersonal and inter-group conflicts, and challenging situations in life. He also studies the nature and origins of cultural change, and analyzes large, international data sets to understand shifts in the ways people think and interact with each other. His other research interests include emotional complexity, successful aging, meaning-making processes, and conflict resolution. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow with Christopher Chabris and Michelle Meyer at Geisinger Health System, where he investigates how doctors and patients think about risk and make decisions.

Email: hcsantos@uwaterloo.ca

 

Alex Huynh

Alex Huynh

Alex is a graduate of the Social Psychology program at the University of Waterloo. He obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo in the fall of 2018. In 2011, he obtained his B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Alex's research centers on cross-cultural psychology and understanding the effects of ethnic diversity on cultural change. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Colin MacLeod at the University of Waterloo and a Lecturer at Renison University College.

Email: a7huynh@uwaterloo.ca

 

Franki Kung

Franki Kung

Franki completed his BA in Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, his Master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Waterloo, and his PhD in the special program in social and industrial/organizational psychology. Currently, Franki is an Assistant Professor of Industrial-Organizational psychology at Purdue University and the co-director of the DEI Science Consortium

Email: fkung@purdue.edu

 

Justin Brienza

Justin Brienza

Justin studied at the University of Toronto, where he received his H.BSc in cognitive science and psychology. He received his Master's  and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo. His work with Igor has focused on wisdom in conflict and wise leadership. He is currently pursuing research on a variety of other topics within management and organizational psychology. Some of these include individual and collective morality, mindfulness, deviance within organizations/ business, justice and fairness, conformity, and age. Until 2020, Justin was a lecturer at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. Justin is now a lecturer in Management, School of Business, at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Email: j.brienza@business.uq.edu.au

 

Crystal Tse

Crystal Tse

Crystal received her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Waterloo, and her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Toronto. Crystal's primary research interest is in applying social psychological theory to inform evidence-based interventions to solve social and educational issues. Crystal is currently an Instructor and Academic Skills Specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Email: tsecryst@uic.edu

 

Qaisar Bashir

Qaisar Bashir

Qaisar is a PhD scholar at Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Islamabad, Pakistan. He was a Research Fellow in Wisdom and Culture Lab sponsored by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, as part of International Research Support Initiative Program. His current research interests include the effect of individual and situational factors on negative work outcomes. He is passionate about exploring and experiencing differences in the various cultures.

Email: 1431184@szabist-isb.pk