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Don Miskiman

Don Miskiman, PhD, CPHR, CPsych.

Associate Professor

School of Business

Abbotsford campus, C2451

Phone: 604-504-7441

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Dr. Don Miskiman enjoys a diverse background that has provided the opportunity of living and working in most areas across Canada.  He has experience as a Musician, Visual Artist, and, Psychologist; and, has worked in private and public sector educational and business settings.

Don’s background includes a PhD degree in Organizational Psychology, a MA in Industrial Psychology, a BSc (hons) degree in Applied Psychology, a Diploma in Business Marketing, and, Certificates in Urban Design; Negotiation; and, Coaching.  He holds professional designations as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Chartered Psychologist (CPsych), and Certified Professional Coach (CPC).

Don has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels; supervised Masters and Doctorate degree students; and, been an Invited Professor to universities in the Netherlands and Korea. He joined the University of the Fraser Valley in 2009 and is an Associate Professor of Human Resource and Organization Studies in the UFV School of Business.His teaching and research focus on the area of human - environment interactions. This includes architectural ecosystems; the relationships and interactions between built environments and the people in them; placemaking; biophilic design; and, wayshowing-wayfinding.  Dr. Miskiman also teaches in the area of fair trade, co-operatives and economic democracy.

Don has a passion for teaching and brings his experience in the visual arts, music, sport, psychology and business to create engaging, challenging and enabling learning environments. He has received numerous awards for teaching, research, and service including the Sperling Award for Teaching Excellence, the Alberta Research and Education Award, and, Instructor of the Year. He was selected to sit on the International Placemaking Leadership Council of the Project for Public Spaces, New York; and, is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Washington.  

Teaching Interests


Miskiman, D. Fusing People with Places. A Mashup of How People Construct Built Environments & How These Environments Influence People.

Miskiman, D. Where Am I? Wayshowing The City at Eye Level.

Miskiman, D. The Place in Which Workers Take Breaks.

Miskiman, D. Designing Resort Spaces That Enhance Customer Experience.

Miskiman, D. Cool Dogs ‘n Warm Beers. Sportscape Features and Spectator Satisfaction.

Miskiman, D. Exploring the Place and Space of Work.

Miskiman, D. Kasey Is Not at Bat: A Negotiation Simulation.

Miskiman, D. Exploring Workplace Cultures.

Miskiman, D. Sustainable Enterprises and The Middle Way.

Miskiman, D. The Place and Space of Organizational Culture

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I have a great appreciation for the professor who pushed me to get my CA designation. Isn’t it crazy how a little conversation can change your life so completely. Keith’s guidance alone has given me a lifetime of happiness and wealth. If I had gone to a larger university who knows if something like that would have ever happened. I am very proud of the route I took, but I wouldn’t have gotten there without my professors at UFV.

  • – Alex McAulay
  •    BBA Accounting, 2008

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