Shayna Minosky

Shayna Minosky
Surrey Office: Surrey Main 2881-19
Richmond Office: R 2404

Dr. Shayna Minosky (formerly Rusticus) started with KPU as a sessional instructor in May 2014 and became a regular full-time faculty member in September 2016. Dr. Minosky completed her undergraduate degree at KPU (then Kwantlen University College) in 2003. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) in Psychology. From there she went to UBC where she completed her Master’s (2005) and PhD (2010) in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology. She also completed a two-year post-doctorate with the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) at UBC then two years with the Department of Physical Therapy on an evaluation project related to evidence-informed health care.

Prior to working full-time with KPU, Dr. Minosky worked for 8 years as a Statistical Analyst for the Evaluation Studies Unit within UBC’s Faculty of Medicine (and still continues to work there on a casual basis). She has also taught as a sessional instructor for over 10 years in the Faculty of Education and School of Social Work at UBC.

Outside of her professional life, Dr. Minosky lives with her partner, three teenage children, cats Willow, Charlie, and Luna and dog Shadow, in New Westminster. She stays active through walking, hiking and weightlifting. She also has 10 years of experience in mixed martial arts. Other hobbies she has are reading fantasy novels and crocheting (and other crafts).  

Courses taught

  • PSYC 1100 - Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
  • PSYC 2300 - Applied Statistics
  • PSYC 2400 - Research Methodology
  • PSYC 3400 – Quantitative Research Methods
  • PSYC 3960 – Program Evaluation
  • PSYC 4100 – Tests and Measurement
  • PSYC 4400 – Qualitative Research Methods

Areas of Interest

My research interests include the learning environment, student and faculty rapport, teamwork, teaching perspectives, and test development and validation. See my lab website for more details on research being conducted in the GDP lab.

I am interested in supervising KPU Psychology honours students.