Providence University College has hired another Psychology professor to further bolster what is a thriving program at the Otterburne, MB campus.

Brianne Collins, currently teaching at Ambrose University in Calgary AB, will bring a critical, interdisciplinary perspective to her instruction at Providence, engaging with fields such as History, Medicine and Sociology.

“As a young scholar, Brianne will bring energy and enthusiasm to the classroom,” says Cameron McKenzie, Academic Dean of Providence University College. “As a Christian scholar, she will continue to support the faith formation of a new generation of Christian psychologists. Her research and publication record also means that her youthfulness hasn’t stopped her from building a reputation as the foremost Canadian scholar in her area of research: the history of psychosurgery.”

Collins will officially begin work at Providence on July 1, and she’s already looking forward to the move.

“I was drawn to the community and connection that is clearly a vital part of life at Providence,” she says. “I also resonated deeply with the emphasis on Christian formation in a liberal arts context.”

Joining Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Morgan Mulenga, Collins will immediately become part of a popular and growing program.

“Psychology has always been a popular area of study for undergraduates at Providence,” explains McKenzie, adding that the program often serves a first step for students pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology through Providence Theological Seminary.

“I am delighted to join the faculty and community at Providence and contribute to the growing psychology program,” says Collins. “I am excited to arrive and get to know students, faculty and staff!”