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Will Gervais
Associate Professor

HEADS UP: I'm accepting applications for a new grad student to start in Fall 2018


I grew up in a small Colorado mountain town just a few minutes away from South Park county. I received my B. S. from the University of Denver before heading to Canada for grad school. I received both an M. A. and a Ph. D. from the University of British Columbia, where my dissertation work explored perceptions of atheists. 

I like camping, hiking, soccer, biking, and most other outdoor activities. I'm a pretty good cook, and (thanks to some friends from grad school) an aspiring oenophile.


Unlike British comedian Ricky Gervais - no relation, as far as I know - I don't pronounce the "s" in Gervais. So phonetically, it's jer-vay.

Contact Information
104 Kastle Hall
B. S., University of Denver, 2005
M. A., University of British Columbia, 2008
Ph. D., University of British Columbia, 2012
Research Interests
  • Supernatural beliefs
  • Religion
  • Atheism
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental, Social, and Health Psychology