Justina Aire

Justina Aire, B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD

Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor, Preveterinary Program/Leadership Programs

Dr. Justina Aire obtained the B.Ed., M.Ed. (Guidance and Counselling) and PhD (Counselling Psychology) degrees at the University of Ibadan.  She was a university administrator before becoming an academic at her alma mater where she taught psychology at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a certified Diplomate Clinician (Logotherapist) of the Victor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy (U.S.A.). She is Professor of Psychology, and has held several academic and administrative responsibilities at St. George’s University (SGU), including, but not limited to, the Directorship of the once-off World Bank-sponsored B.Ed. degree in Guidance and Counselling (GUCO) program, which successfully provided the first crop of pioneer Guidance Counselling teachers for most Grenadian schools, and the pioneer Director of the Psychology (PSYC) Program, in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.  She was also Assistant Dean, engaged in career counselling in the School of Arts and Sciences.

She has researched and published in the areas of human development through lifespan, dynamics of personality, and vocation. She has applied the results of these experiences through counselling psychology, to behaviour modification and the enhancement of human adjustment.

Professionally, Dr. Aire is a certified MBTI practitioner, with the “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator”, and she was the pioneer psychologist for the Professional Attribute Workshop (PAWs) of the Veterinary Leadership Experience (VLE) Program in the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM).

Dr. Aire is a current member of several professional associations including, but not limited to, the International Council of Psychologists (ICP), in which she was Director-at-Large for South Africa and Nigeria, and subsequently the Board Secretary. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Life Member of Victor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, and a Founding Fellow of the Grenadian Psychological Association (GPA).