Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight aims to shed light on the diverse research culture of Acadia University by celebrating the work and interests of our researchers.

Each profile features six questions: five about research, one just for fun. Learn about what’s happening across campus and get to know the faces you see every day.

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Dr. John Colton

Community Development and Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Faculty of Professional Studies



Dr. Donna Sears

F.C. Manning School of Business

Faculty of Professional Studies





Dr. Kevin Whetter

English & Theatre

Faculty of Arts





Dr. Catherine Morley

School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science





Dr. Wanda Campbell

English & Theatre

Faculty of Arts





Dr. Brenda Trofanenko

Canada Research Chair in Education, Culture and Community

Faculty of Professional Studies





Dr. Michael Dennis

History and Classics

Faculty of Arts





Dr. Jason Holt


Faculty of Professional Studies




Dr. Erin Crandall


Faculty of Arts





Dr. Joseph Hayes


Faculty of Science





Dr. Claudine Bonner

Women’s & Gender Studies and Sociology

Faculty of Arts





Research Spotlight is an initiative of the Research & Graduate Studies office. If you would like to suggest someone to be featured in this series, or if you would like to be featured yourself, please contact Deborah Hemming, Research & Innovation Coordinator:

You can also download the form below, fill in your responses, and return it to Deborah by email.