Faculty Bio

Dr. Erin Shanahan

Assistant Professor,

Dr. Shanahan received her PhD, specializing in Social Psychology, from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She worked for a short time in market research and institutional research but realized that she missed teaching and supporting students. She moved to Alberta and joined St. Mary’s University in the summer of 2023.

She aims to provide an engaging and supportive learning environment where students can share their ideas, actively participate in the learning process and develop important practical skills. Her research examines the predictors, consequences and accuracy of individuals' future expectations related to their life satisfaction, social class and health.