Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Burman University (Canadian University College) Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008-2009
Avid trombonist, play (or have played) lead trombone in the Burman University (CUC) Chamber Orchestra, Flat Iron Jazz, Ritchie Trombone Choir, Silverwinds Band, The Brass Nerds (our own family quartet: 2 trumpets, horn, trombone)
Athletics: Nationally ranked athlete in the US in the 1970s, 11th fastest in the Marathon (2:20:10.7), Olympic Trials finalist, U. S. National Championship MVP (30K, 1975)
Athletics: Coach track and cross country (high school and collegiate level). Coached RDC’s Jodi Sanguin to a CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association) Cross Country National Championship gold medal, Kamloops, BC, 2011; and membership on the Canadian Senior International Cross Country Championship squad (2014).
Have conducted over 100 seminars with my wife (Elizabeth George) on the area of marital compatibility in three countries (Canada, US, Jamaica).
Current Research or Professional Activities
Current Research Projects
The Influence of Temperament and Temperament Matching on Relational Success among Married Couples, Dating Couples and Same-Sex Roommate Dyads. Authors: Darren George, Karina Bermudez, Laura Schafer, Lyndon Geates, Miriam Greenfield
Achieving Greater Validity on the Measure of Marital Success in the Context of Longitudinal Analysis. Authors: Darren George, Andrel Wisdom
Twenty-Year Longitudinal Study on the Influence of Factors that affect Marital Satisfaction and Success. Anticipated date to begin the study: Summer, 2014
George, D. M., Linrud A., Hall S., Wisdom A. (in press). The Influence of Self-Enhancement, Partner-Enhancement, Perceptual Accuracy and Cognitive Complexity and Relational Success among Married Couples, Dating Couples and Same-Sex Roommate Dyads. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.
George, D. M., Adalikwu-Obisike, J., Boyko, J., Johnson, J., & Boscanin, A. (2014). Harry and Sally revisited: The influence of spirituality and education in secular and Christian universities on sexual tension in cross-sex friendships. Journal of Research on Christian Education, 23, 70-94.
George, D. M., Dixon, S., Stansal, E., Lund, S., & Phiri, T. (2008). Time Diary and questionnaire assessment of factors associated with academic and personal success among university undergraduates. Journal of American College Health, 56(6), 706-715.
George, D. M., Sickle, K., Rachid, F., & Wopnford, A. (2007). The association between types of music enjoyed and cognitive, behavioral, and personality factors of those who listen. Psychomusicology, 19(2), 32 – 56.