Peter D. MacIntyre

Psychology, Cape Breton University



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Peter D. MacIntyre is a professor of psychology at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Peter was born to parents from Cape Breton, Alex and Donna (MacNeil) MacIntyre while they were living in O'Leary P.E.I. He grew up in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, where he currently resides. He attended St. John's elementary and St. Michael's Senior High school, graduating in 1982.  Peter received his undergraduate degree from UCCB (now Cape Breton University) before attending the University of Western Ontario (Ph.D., 1992) under the supervision of R. C. Gardner.  From 1992-1994 he held a position as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Ottawa working with R. Clement. In 1994, Peter joined the faculty at Cape Breton University and was appointed full professor in 2004.   He has received research support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust, the Canadian Volunteerism Initiative, and other sources.  He was the first recipient of the UCCB Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in 1999.  Along with colleagues Richard Clement, Kim Noels and Zoltan Dornyei, he received the Mildenberger Prize from the Modem Language Association.  His first book, Capitalizing on Language Learners` Individuality co-written with Tammy Gregersen was published in 2014.