Dr. Ann M. Jirkovsky (email) 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, and Sport Psychology. 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 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 education board of Trinity High School and serves on the Services Committee of Day Spring Community Living, a residential community for adults with intellectual abilities. Her husband, Dr. William Fenton, is a mathematics professor and the Dean of Bellarmine's College of Arts and Sciences and their son is a history major. In her free time she enjoys walking her dog Rosie, swimming, and attending Bellarmine sporting events.