Derrick Wirtz, PhD

Senior Instructor, Psychology Department
Director, Psychological Science Graduate Programs
University of British Columbia Okanagan
3187 University Way, Kelowna, BC
Canada V1V 1V7

Office: ART 336
Phone: 250.807.8276
Email: derrick.wirtz@ubc.ca

Derrick Wirtz is a Senior Instructor and Director of the Ph.D. program in Psychological Science at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, BC. Dr. Wirtz’s research focuses on the science and application of subjective well-being, as well as cross-cultural psychology and concepts of the good life. He has published nearly 30 peer-reviewed articles and chapters on these topics. Dr. Wirtz has also been recognized for his innovation in pedagogy. He has received nearly $100,000 in grants to explore effective and innovative teaching, is a Curricular Innovation Award recipient at UBC, and previously a recipient of the Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award and the Scholar-Teacher Award at East Carolina University.

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