Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Office Directory

Steven Hayduk

TITLE:Chair of Benson School of Business and Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology
DEPARTMENT:Department of Business, Department of Social Sciences
LOCATION:Stuart-Bennett 101
SWU P.O. BOX:1932

Steven Hayduk served in the Canadian military in military intelligence (communications and signals intelligence) and then as a Salvation Army officer, prior to obtaining his doctorate in psychology (cognitive and developmental) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1998. His doctoral dissertation focused on the development of visual attention. His professional interests include attention (especially visual attention), including the biological/computational basis of attention and how attention changes over the life span. In addition, Hayduk has interest in robotics, especially in autonomous robotic navigation and the application of robotic attention to robotic navigation. Hayduk also has a second degree black belt in World Taekwondo Federation style taekwondo, and studies Taijiquan and Kobudo. He teaches an Asian Martial Arts class at Southern Wesleyan.



  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, McGill University,
      Montreal, Cananda
    Dissertation: The effect of strategic influences on orienting visual attention to spatial locations: A developmental perspective.
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology, McGill University


Areas of Specialty/Interest

  • Cognitive Science (especially attention and consciousness)
  • Developmental Psychology (especially child development)
  • Information Science (computational statistics)

View Dr. Hayduk's Vitae