Faculty Interest & Expertise

Pam Adams

Action research and collaborative inquiry, teacher-preparation and inquiry-based professional learning
Leadership and system/school improvement
Tertiary instructional effectiveness and adult learning

Danny Balderson

Sports academies: the effects on students, school and communities
Assessment and technology in physical education
Team cohesion/group dynamics in youth sports

Lorraine Beaudin

Emerging technology in teaching and learning
Web-based teaching and learning
Online teaching and learning
Leadership and technology
Gaming in education

Kerry Bernes

Career development
Behavioural disorders
At-risk youth
The professional practice of psychology

Robin Bright

Writing across the grade levels
Children's and young adult literature in teaching
Teaching multi-literacies across the curriculum
Language and literacy in early childhood education
Bullying prevention, cyber-bullying, and digital citizenship

Dawn Burleigh

Indigenous education
Teacher's work in First Nation communities
Narrative inquiry
Critical perspectives of policy and curriculum
Supervision practices in teacher education

Richard Butt

Autobiographical inquiry and professional knowledge
Professional health and well-being
Program review and development
Policy analysis and development

Sandra Dixon

Ethnocultural issues
Faith-based practices
Multicultural counselling
Social justice
Cultural identity
Counselling immigrants

Elaine Greidanus Technology and mental health
Using technology to reduce barriers in accessing health services in rural populations
Simulation-based approaches to interdisciplinary health team education
Lance Grigg

Critical thinking theory and pedagogy
Chess, executive function and youth in the criminal justice system
Philosophy of education
Critical thinking in nursing education

Nancy Grigg

Inclusive education
Neuroscience and education
Undergraduate teacher preparation

Thelma Gunn

Research methods and design
Program evaluation
Pre-service teacher preparation

Erika Hasebe-Ludt Language and literacy, life writing, literary metissage 
Canadian transnational curriculum theory and practice
Teacher education in the context of multiple literacies and arts-based inquiry
Community-based inquiry
Robert LeBlanc

Literacy
English Language Arts
Linguistic anthropology of education
Catholic schools

Craig Loewen Problem solving in the Mathematics classroom
Alternative approaches to Mathematics teaching
Teacher preparation and development
Jeffrey MacCormack

Play-based learning
Social competence of youth with autism spectrum disorder
Inclusive classroom practice and perceptions of (dis)ability
Collaborating with parents of students with special needs

Richelle Marynowski Mathematics teaching and learning
Classroom and large-scale assessment
Examination design and development
Assessment practices in outreach schools
Teacher professional development
Chris Mattatall

Institutional research on student experiences/perceptions
Social networks (nature and impact) in schools
Reading instruction: prevention and intervention approaches

Kas Mazurek Comparative education
Social, political and economic factors shaping schooling
Multiculturalism, minority group relations, and schooling
Dawn McBride

Teaching online: creating cohesiveness and rich debate
Trauma: family violence, medical, accidents, self-harm
Ethics and professional practice: consent and record keeping practices
Treatment of mental health: focusing on emotional regulation, attachment, transactional analysis, somatic work, creative arts, groups and supervision

Carmen Mombourquette Principal leadership that influences student achievement
School district leadership
First Nations school leadership
Toolkit to enact Alberta's school leadership competencies
Greg Ogilvie Task-based language teaching
Diversity and multiculturalism
Social justice
Critical interculturality
Restorative justice pedagogy
Sharon Pelech Science education
Interpretive (hermeneutic) research
Ecopedagogy
Curriculum theory and history
Noella Piquette Inclusion strategies for teachers
Gender-based gambling treatment
Supporting early language and literacy development
Support of marginalized populations                                         Culturally diverse counselling and teaching
John Poulsen

Performance drama education
Community involvement in fine arts
Fostering teacher professional development
Shakespeare Reader's Theatre
Fine Arts curriculum development

Blythe Shepard Rural counselling and the use of technology
Counsellor advocacy and mobility in Canada
Counsellor development, training and clinical supervision
David Slomp Ethical assessment design and use
Development of writing ability
Writing assessment
Darlene St. Georges

Creation research
Metis identity
Aesthetic encounters and knowledge
Indigenous methodology and pedagogy

Marlo Steed

New media design
Educational value in the Art of Creation                                   Focused practicums
3D printing: implications for education

Amy von Heyking History of Canadian schooling
History teaching and learning
Faith-based schooling and citizenship education