Dr. Ann Jirkovsky, Assistant Professor, received her B.A. from Williams College and her Ph.D. from Boston University. She is a developmental psychologist and teaches General Psychology, Lifespan Development, Sport Psychology, Health Psychology, and Psychology & Culture. Dr. Jirkovsky's current research interests involve enhancing student learning and college student adjustment. She encourages students to participate in her research and has had students present their results with her at national meetings.
Dr. Jirkovsky is the advisor to Bellarmine's chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society. She also works closely with student-athletes and serves as the university's faculty athletics representative to the N.C.A.A. Dr. Jirkovsky is on the board of Day Spring, a residential community for adults with mental retardation, and is the den leader for her son Billy’s Cub Scout troop. Her husband, Dr. William Fenton, is the chair of Bellarmine’s Mathematics Department. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and reading mystery novels.