Steve Joordens

Professor Steve Joordens is a cognitive psychologist who specializes in research in memory and consciousness. A faculty member at the University of Toronto Scarborough since 1995, he’s taught a wide range of courses including Memory and Cognition, Statistics and, most recently, the Introduction to Psychology class. He won the Premier’s Research Excellence Award in 2001 for his research on memory and, with his PhD student Dwayne Pare, won the National Technology Innovation Award in 2009 for the development and research of peerScholar, an online tool to support the development of critical thinking skills. He has also won a number of teaching awards including the President’s Teaching Award, the highest award for teaching at the University of Toronto, and the Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award from the province of Ontario. He has twice been a finalist in TVO’s Best Lecturer Competition and most recently has recorded a course with The Great Courses entitled Memory Across the Lifespan.