Associate Professor of Psychology; Chair of the Department of Social Sciences

Department(s) or Program(s)


Chuck Macknee, Ph.D. is chair of the Social Science Department and has been teaching Psychology courses at TWU since 1989. As a practicing psychotherapist, his teaching on personality, sexuality, psychology and spirituality, and systems of psychology is complemented by examples from his counselling. He has created and conducted a number of summer Travel Study courses to Europe and retreat courses that are rich with experiential learning. Chuck is a qualitative researcher and has published six articles relating sexuality and spirituality as well as research on sexual self-esteem, spiritual components of psychotherapy, therapuetic training, and homeless people.

Research & Scholarship


B.A. (Trinity Western); M.A. (Trinity Evangelical); PhD (British Columbia)


Couples counseling, Grief and loss, History of psychology, Human sexuality, Psychology and spirituality, and Theories of personality