Edward M. Fernandes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.A., B.A., M.Ed., Brock University
Ph.D., Union Institute and University

108-D Hines Hall
efernandes@barton.edu | 800-345-4973 x6497


Dr. Edward Fernandes has an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in psychology, with a concentration in social psychology and sexology, from the Union Institute and University; a Master of Education degree in educational psychology, and an honors Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brock University (Canada).

Fernandes has published a number of articles and presented several original works of research at professional conferences (the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues; the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the Canadian Sex Research Forum, etc.) on his research in consensual non-monogamies (CNM) and sexual Behavior. Moreover, some of his research includes studies into psychopathy and violence, personality theories, and self-determination. He is also recognized as one of the leading scientific researchers in the field of alternative sexual lifestyles (CNM). He is presently working on three studies on jealousy in CNM, sexual attitudes, and personality profiles of individuals involved in CNM.

Fernandes has appeared on several television and radio shows in Canada. His work has been featured in several high-profile national and international magazines and talk shows, and he has been an invited lecturer on sexuality and CNM at a number of international universities.