Faculty
Research Interests
Dr. Heesoon Bai
Professor
  • cultural practices
  • ethics and aesthetics
Dr. Susan Barber
Limited Term Lecturer
  • creative writing
  • narrative inquiry
  • learning through literature
  • academic writing
  • teaching language arts
  • video instruction
  • philosophy of education
  • moral education
Dr. Kumari Beck
Assistant Professor
  • internationalization of higher education
  • international education
  • internationalization of curriculum
  • social education
  • anti-racist and multicultural education
  • globalization
  • postcolonial theory
  • pedagogy in post-secondary institutions
  • ethics of care
Dr. Charles Bingham
Professor
  • philosophical perspectives on curriculum and education
  • recognition
  • authority
  • truth and self-fashioning
Dr. Sean Blenkinsop
Associate Professor
  • environmental education
  • place-based education
  • community-based education
Dr. Stephen Campbell
Associate Professor
  • mathematics education
  • philosophy of education
  • teaching & educational practices
  • educational neuroscience
Dr. Wanda Cassidy
Professor
  • cyberbullying
  • cyber-civility
  • law-related education
  • social justice education
  • human rights education
  • citizenship education
  • ethic of care
  • school culture
  • marginalized youth
Dr. Ann Chinnery
Associate Professor
  • ethics
  • teacher education
  • moral education
  • Emmanuel Levinas
  • social justice
  • diversity
Dr. Kieran Egan
Professor
  • educational theory
  • conceptions of development in education
  • imaginative education
  • learning in depth
  • extended whole school projects
  • philosophy of education
  • engaging literacy practices
  • historical understanding
Dr. Mark Fettes
Associate Professor
  • imagination
  • indigenous education
  • place-based education
  • multilingualism
  • language revitalization
  • curriculum
  • pedagogy
  • action research
  • community-based research
Dr. Natalia Gajdamaschko
Teaching Professor
  • Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT)
  • Vygotsky’s educational theory
  • activity theory
  • cross-cultural investigation in education
  • Q-methodology and study of subjectivity
Dr. Roumiana Ilieva
Associate Professor
  • English as an additional language education
  • language, culture, and identity
  • internationalization of education
  • teacher education and teacher identities
  • immigration and integration
Dr. Gillian Judson
Assistant Professor
  • imagination and learning
  • imaginative engagement
  • emotional engagement
  • ecological education
  • teacher education
  • social studies education
Dr. Lannie Kanevsky
Associate Professor
  • educational psychology
  • learning development
  • gifted
  • high ability learners
  • sociocultural
  • curriculum differentiation
  • Vygotsky
Dr. Michael Ling
Senior Lecturer
  • Philosophy and History of Ideas
  • Educational Theory
  • Teacher Education
  • Social Contexts of Education
  • Social and Cultural Theory
  • Cross-cultural Approaches to the Arts and Performance
  • Contemporary and Popular Culture
  • Sociology and Psychology of Creativity, Methodology, History of Inquiry, Teacher Inquiry, Self-study
Dr. Margaret MacDonald
Associate Professor
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Pedagogical Documentation
  • Intergenerational Teaching and Learning
  • formative assessment
  • heritage language revitalization
  • responsive curriculum development
Dr. Allan MacKinnon
Associate Professor
  • curriculum studies and learning theory
  • science and environmental education
  • science teacher education
  • practicum in learning
  • role of technology in learning and teaching
  • higher education in developing regions of South East Asia
Dr. Carolyn Mamchur
Professor
  • narrative and Jungian archetypes
  • interspecies communication
  • empathy and awareness
Dr. Elizabeth Marshall
Associate Professor
  • children’s and young adult literature
  • childhood and youth studies
  • memoir
  • feminist theories
  • popular culture
Dr. Yaroslav Senyshyn
Professor
  • interdisciplinary research in arts and moral education
  • existential-phenomenological approach
  • discursive analysis
  • performance anxiety
  • creative performance
  • eaching and music aesthetics 
Dr. Stephen Smith
Teaching Professor
  • curricular and instructional practices in physical education
  • health and vitality
  • somatics of teacher education
Dr. David Zandvliet
Professor
  • science, technology and environmental education
  • learning environment
  • sustainable urban neighbourhood networks
  • environmental learning and experience
  • ecological literacy