John J Pinel

Biopsychology's creator, John Pinel, has a Ph.D. in psychology. He earned his bachelor's degree from McGill University in Montreal and temporarily worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. Professor Pinel has received numerous teaching awards and has published over 200 scholarly papers. Yet, he considers Biopsychology to be his most significant professional achievement. It brings all of my favorite aspects of my career together: students, teaching, writing, and research.

Pinel credits most of his success to his artist and professional designer wife Maggie. They've worked together on a number of projects over the years, and the quality of Biopsychology's graphics is mainly due to her talent and dedication.