Dr. Kelly Dean Schwartz is Associate Professor in the School and Applied Child Psychology program and Director, U of C Applied Psychological and Educational Services (U-CAPES), an on-campus clinic serving children and families Calgary and area. He has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and an MSc in Educational Psychology from the University of Calgary. As a registered psychologist (1993), he began his career with a Calgary school board and worked extensively with children and adolescents who had severe learning and/or social/emotional needs. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Schwartz was on faculty at Ambrose University College for over 12 years where he served as Program Head of Behavioural Science.
Professional & Community Affiliations
Dr. Schwartz has previously served as a Research Fellow with the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (Ottawa) and a Scientific Advisor for Search Institute’s (Minneapolis, MN) Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence. He has also served as a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists Hearing Tribunal/Complaint Review Committee, as member and chair of ministry-appointed Alberta Education tribunals, and on the Board of Directors for the Psychologists Association of Alberta (2017-2019). Dr. Schwartz has also served as a director on several local and international non-profit boards and is past Chair of the Board of Directors for HopeShares Canada, a nonprofit registered Canadian charity that operates a community development agency in Bhekulwandle, South Africa, serving children and families in the areas of literacy, health, education, leadership, and spiritual development.
Currently, Dr. Schwartz is a full member of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institutes (ACHRI), the Owerko Centre, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health and Education. He is also Researcher with the Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC).
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) Canada Fire Researcher of the Year (2021)