Concordia University Research Chair in Psychology (Tier 1)
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Science
Dr. William M. Bukowski was born in Buffalo, New York where he went to primary and secondary school, and received a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Psychology from Canisius College in 1976. His first job was as a mathematics teacher at the St. Labre School on the Northern Cheyenne Reserve in southeast Montana. He then went to graduate school at Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he earned an M.A. and then his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with a minor in Clinical Psychology. After spending six productive years in the Psychology department at the University of Maine, Dr. Bukowski joined the Department of Psychology at Concordia in 1989 where he now holds the rank of Professor and is a member of the Centre for Research in Human Development.
Dr. Bukowski's research is in the area of social development. He is specifically concerned with the features and effects of peer relations during the school-age and early adolescent years. His work has examined age, sex, and cultural differences in the effects that experiences with peers have on behaviour, emotional well-being, and health.
During his active and productive career, Dr. Bukowski: