Research Projects

Inclusive education in the Canadian context: An exploratory study (New Faculty Start-Up Grant, 2020–2025)

The purpose of the study is to determine a state of inclusive education implementation in BC schools. The qualitative research design involves a set of classroom observations and reflective dialogues with educators, students, and families to learn about their experiences with education and schooling. The study aims to inform inclusive education theory, practice, and support teacher education programming.

Lives in classrooms described as inclusive: From the stand-point of equity-based inclusive education (Doctoral Student Research Fund, University of Kansas, 2019–2020).

The dissertation study aimed to understand the roles educators play in designing and supporting inclusive classroom communities and the degree to which students have participatory parity in classrooms described as inclusive.

Research Experience

Development and validation of school improvement tool / PI: Prof. Elizabeth Kozleski, Stanford, University of Kansas (KU).

Role: Graduate Research Assistant (January 2019–May 2020).

Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center, KU / Co-director: Prof. Wayne Sailor.

Role: Graduate Research Assistant (May–August 2019).

Comprehensive emergent literacy curriculum for students with intellectual disabilities in general education classrooms / PIs: Profs. Pam Hunt (San Francisco State University) and Elizabeth Kozleski (KU).

Role: Graduate Research Assistant (August 2016–May 2019).

The anti-slavery and human trafficking initiative / PI: Prof. Hannah Britton, KU.

Role: Graduate Research Assistant (August–December 2018).

Inclusive Education in the United States / Host: Prof. Dan Leitch, University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Role: Fulbright Visiting Scholar/ PI (2014–2015).

The implementation of inclusive education in Zhytomyr region, Ukraine / PIs: Olexander Myzuka and Dimitris Argyropoulos, Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Ukraine; University of Bologna, Italy.

Role: Researcher (2012–2016).