James, Cindy



Job Title

Chair, Counselling, Academic Support & Assessment (CASA)


Thompson Rivers University

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

PhD, 2014


Higher Education (HIED)


Kamloops, BC, Canada

I have over 30 years of instructional, research and administrative experiences at post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. I completed a BEd and MA in Mathematics Education at the University of Victoria, followed by a PhD in Educational Studies from UBC. For my dissertation, I explored the connections between emotional intelligence and first year experiences of undergraduate students. My current fields of interest are assessment and evaluation in higher education, as well as student experiences especially related to changes in emotional intelligence. I am a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University, serving as the Chairperson of the Counselling, Academic Support and Assessment (CASA) department and the Principal Coordinator of the Assessment Centre. I am also the founding president of the Canadian Higher Education Testing Association (CHETA), a network of professionals involved with testing services at post-secondary institutions across Canada.


Website: https://kamino.tru.ca/experts/home/main/bio.php?id=cjames

Email: cjames@tru.ca