Randi Doyle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

College of Social Sciences


  • Ph.D. in Experimental and Applied Psychology; B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Brunswick
  • Recognized by the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology for her work with undergraduate students
  • Published in a multitude of peer-reviewed journals on gender and cognition
  • Recipient of the Snodgrass Prize for Graduate Student Research in Psychology
  • Recipient of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Recipient of a 2017 Templeton World Charity Foundation "Diverse Intelligences" Grant

Randi Doyle has conducted critical research on the impact of stereotype threat on gender differences in math performance, spatial performance, and emotional intelligence. Her work also aims to explain why men tend to outperform women on tests of spatial ability. Doyle earned her Ph.D. in Experimental and Applied Psychology, as well as B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Brunswick.

Professor Doyle describes her teaching style as “student-centric” with an emphasis on the process of learning, not content. She believes the best part of teaching is when students grow excited about a particular subject matter and become inquisitive drivers of their own education. Professor Doyle teaches the first-year Complex Systems Cornerstone, "Psychology: From Neurons to Society" and "Personal and Social Motivation”.