Vice-President (Research)

Penny Pexman

Administrative Support: Kristina Fornelos, Executive Specialist to the Vice-President (Research)

Portrait of Penny Pexman.


Penny Pexman is Vice-President (Research) at Western University, effective September 1, 2023. She was previously Associate Vice-President (Research) at the University of Calgary.

A Professor of Psychology, her research expertise is in cognitive development, psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience. In broad terms, she is interested in how we derive meaning from language and how those processes are changed by damage or experience. An award-winning researcher and mentor, Penny has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters on those topics.