Faculty Research Interests

In Alphabetical Order
Geraldine BalzerDr. Geraldine BalzerAssistant Professor

teacher education; secondary school English language arts; Aboriginal education; decolonization; transformative education; curriculum; and service learning

On Leave - July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Bev BrennaDr. Bev BrennaActing Associate Dean - Undergraduate Studies, Research & Partnershipsliteracy education (reading and writing focus); children’s literature; special education; process drama; teacher education
Barry BrownDr. Barry BrownEmeritus Professor telecommunications and distance learning both locally and globally
Egan J ChernoffDr. Egan J ChernoffAssociate Professormathematics education; probability; heuristics; biases; fallacies; popularization; social media; the math wars
Brenda KalynDr. Brenda KalynAssistant Professorinvestigating the lived experiences of teachers and students in learning places and the impact of experience on curriculum, pedagogy, and practice. Interest focus – holism, physical education, culture and dance
Brenda KellyDr. Brenda KellyAssistant ProfessorLiteracy, writing, gender and literacy, identity, rural education,  social justice, teacher education, decolonization
Marguerite KooleDr. Marguerite KooleAssistant Professor

Mobile learning theory, issues, and development; Learning design in educational technology, technology-enhanced learning, and distance education; Principles of instructional / learning design; Digital identity formation and maintenance in online learning contexts; learner identity; Post-humanist (socio-materialist philosophy and mobile learning); Social constructionist philosophy (European view).

Gail MacKayGail MacKayAssistant Professor
Tim MolnarDr. Tim MolnarAssistant ProfessorEthics and responsibility; meaningful learning in science education; nature of science, philosophies of place and nature; and teacher education
Dirk MorrisonDr. Dirk MorrisonAssociate Professorinstructional design practice applied to distance and e-learning; educational technology in higher education, non-formal and informal online learning environments; and effects of ICT on culture and society
Jeff ParkDr. Jeff ParkAssociate Professorliteracy issues; critical literacy; writing and composition theory; creativity; gender; arts-based research methodologies; poetic inquiry; narrative; English Language Arts; and curriculum theory and history
Debbie PushorDr. Debbie PushorProfessorparent knowledge; parent engagement; a “curriculum of parents” in teacher education; and narrative inquiry
Edwin RalphDr. Edwin RalphProfessormentorship and supervision in teacher education; and mentorship in education across all the professional disciplines
Richard SchwierDr. Richard SchwierEmeritus Professorthe role of educational technology in education and society; instructional design and change agency; visual design; technology-supported learning environments; and virtual learning communities
Hyunjung ShinDr. Hyunjung ShinAssistant Professorglobalization, political economy and language education; language, culture, and identity; transnationalism and migration; language and social inequality in education; critical pedagogy; language policy in multilingual settings; and ethnography
Angela WardDr. Angela WardEmerita ProfessorLanguage in cross-cultural contexts; indigenous education; education for social justice; teacher education.
Linda Wason-EllamDr. Linda Wason-EllamProfessorearly and struggling readers including English as an Additional Language (EAL) and children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); children’s literature; teaching reading and writing in multilingual classrooms; and ethnographic research methods
Jay WilsonDr. Jay WilsonDepartment Head & Graduate Coordinator, Curriculum Studiestechnology skill development for educators; technological and media literacy; social agency in teaching and learning; and authentic learning as it applies to design and teaching