Kenneth Lomp became a full-time professor in Durham College’s School of Health and Community Services in 1995. His affiliation with the college began in 1988 when he spearheaded the development of the Human Services Worker program and played a similar role in 1999 with the development of the Addictions Counselling graduate certificate program.
Prior to joining the Durham College team, Lomp spent 17 years in the field of mental health and addictions where he worked as a researcher, clinician, clinical supervisor and manager. He has co-authored several published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the prestigious British Journal of Addiction, the Journal of Occupational Medicine, the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the Annual Review of Addiction Research and Treatment, and EAP Digest. In his capacity as clinical co-ordinator at the Pinewood Centre of the Lakeridge Health Corporation, he designed and launched several innovative clinical services and programs in Durham Region, including Community Addiction Services, the Prevention and Early Intervention with Children program for children of substance abusers, Drug Awareness for Youth and Youth and Family Services. Additionally, Lomp has presented his research findings and clinical development work at numerous meetings of professional associations and groups across North America. In 1994, he received the Addiction Research Foundation’s Community Achievement Award for his contributions to the addictions field and commitment to youth in Durham Region.
Lomp has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Carleton University and has completed additional graduate-level work in clinical psychology at York University. He is currently completing his doctorate at the University of Toronto, where his research interest is the application of the transtheoretical model to higher education. He continues to focus on the development of effective strategies in the promotion of student success and academic achievement. Most recently, he presented his research findings at the 2006 Association of Canadian Community Colleges conference in Calgary, Alberta, the 2007 Innovations Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana and the 2007 Spirit of Inquiry Conference in Montreal, Quebec.