David Speed is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. He teaches comparative psychology, program evaluation, and statistics. His basic research interests involve how irreligion predicts mental well-being, how atheist identity is conceptualized, and the role of social support in explaining the belief as benefit effect. When David is not immersed in this hedonistic lifestyle he spends time with his three children (Aliya, Charley, and Eden), and far too rarely, his lovely wife Betsy.