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Maryanne Fisher Ph.D.


Maryanne Fisher, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, and a member of the Women and Gender Studies Program, at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada. She completed her doctoral degree in 2004 from York University in Toronto. Her research on how women compete for men has received international media attention, such as the BBC and Discovery Channel. She also investigates the determinants of women's physical attractiveness (as covered by CNN), and what women want in a mate. She has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles primarily related to interpersonal relationships (for more information, see She is an award-winning teacher, and was recently recognized by the Canadian Progress Club as a Women of Excellent in the Division of Research and Education. She balances out her academic pursuits with several interests, including ceramics, gardening, traveling, hiking, and laughing with good friends.

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