Cheryl Kier is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Centre for Social Sciences at Athabasca University. She enjoys teaching Developmental Psychology, Adolescent Development, and the Psychology of Families and Parenting. She received her doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Reading, in the U.K., in 1993. Cheryl has published in the areas of infant and sibling attachment, non-traditional families, child and youth development, and student success.
Lynda Ross is a Professor of Women’s and Gender studies, and Chair for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies at Athabasca University where she also coordinates the undergraduate certificate programme in Counseling Women. She graduated with a doctoral degree in psychology from the University of New Brunswick in 1998. Lynda’s research interests centre on the social construction of theory and ‘disorder,’ attachment, and motherhood.