Staff directory

Sheena Macaulay


Sheena supports the operations of the Department’s general office, providing students, staff, faculty, and the public with information.

Office: COR A236
Marie Marlo-Barski

Department secretary

The Psychology Department Secretary handles all administrative aspects of current faculty appointments/reappointments, assists with faculty searches and department events while providing support for the Department Chair and the Administrative Officer.

Office: COR A234
Wendy Davies


Wendy assists students and instructors with course related materials, such as course outlines.  She works closely with other staff members in the general office on a variety of administrative tasks, including updating CV's.

Office: COR A236
Karen  Kienapple

Graduate secretary

Karen is the Department's Graduate Program secretary. She advises graduate students and faculty about program requirements, keeps records on graduate students, prepares agenda for graduate committee meetings, and provides information to prospective applicants.

Office: COR A236
Annette Barath

Administrative officer

Annette manages administrative functions in the department including being responsible for communications, planning, and coordination of special events and projects. She acts as the Department's human resource contact for all matters related to adjunct faculty, post-doc, sessional instructors and teaching assistant appointments.

Office: COR A236a
Chris Darby

Computer technician

Chris supports the Department by providing computer hardware expertise, as well as operating system and network support, including maintaining the server that supports the general office and researchers in the Department.

Office: COR A083
Doug Thomson

Computer programmer

Doug provides support to all department members (including faculty, sessional instructors, graduate students and staff) with regard to problem resolution for locally developed, third party and legacy computer applications. Doug is also responsible for developing and/or supporting new web applications and acts as liaison between the Department and University Systems.

Office: COR A260
Ulrich Mueller

Professor (Chair:

Ulrich Mueller is interested in the development of problem solving and in the developmental relation between social and cognitive development.

The research on problem solving focuses on the development of executive function in preschoolers, particularly on the contribution of language and cognitive flexibility to the acquisition of more advanced problem solving skills.

Research on social development examines the development of intentional communication in infancy and perspective taking skills in toddlers and preschoolers in relation to cognitive flexibility and language.

Office: COR A237