Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a college professor, keynote speaker, and former school psychologist who applies positive psychology to facilitate personal growth and positive change in individuals and groups. Areas of expertise include: student stress, coping skills, resilience, and enhancing motivation to change.
Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a Psychology Professor at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. In 1999, she completed the post-doc internship and exam requirements of the College of Psychologists to become a fully registered psychologist (C.Psych.) in the province of Ontario, Canada.
She is the recipient of the Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award from the AERA Special Interest Group on Faculty Teaching, Evaluation, and Development for her doctoral research: An experimental analysis of the effects of teacher enthusiasm on student attention, motivation, and learning.
As a registered psychologist specializing in school and counselling psychology, she spent 17 years working with students, educators, and their families. In 2016, she chose to retire her psychological practice to focus full-time on teaching, writing, and speaking.