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Areas of Expertise: Education; Gifted education; Special education; Twice-exceptional children/youth; Educational psychology; Qualitative research
Biography: Colleen Willard-Holt, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, received her Ph. D. in Educational Psychology from Purdue University. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Willard-Holt taught high school special education, high school…
Assistant Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment
Areas of Expertise: Globalization; Social justice; Recognition and diversity; Institutions and organizations; Canadian military; Higher education and learning abroad; Religious violence; Religion and development.
Biography: I conduct research on Canadian organizational culture and the ways that institutionalized values and norms affect the collective behaviours and assumptions of members. I am particularly intrigued by how these assumptions influence our international…
Assistant Professor - Acting Associate Dean
Areas of Expertise: Developmental Psychology; Education; Elementary Education; Technology in the Classroom; Teacher Education; Mobile Technology in Education
Biography: I am an assistant professor with the Faculty of Education at WLU. I have taught courses in education and psychology, including EU400: Professional Learning Seminar; EU402: School and Society; EU401 Learning and Child…
Areas of Expertise: Educational leadership; School culture; Global perspective building; Haiti educational leadership; Comparative education; International education; Special education; Inclusive schools
Biography: Dr. Sider teaches leadership courses in the Master of Education program and, in the Bachelor of Education, EU 407 (Special Education) and the Professional Learning Seminar (EU 404). …
Areas of Expertise: Race/anti-racism; Race and education; Race and securitization; Race gender; Imperialism/War on terror; Racialized youth; Canadian Muslim studies - Muslim youth and identity post 9/11, Islamic schools; Muslim women's studies - Islamic feminism, hijab, identity, representation
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Associate Professor, Psychology
Areas of Expertise: Early word learning; Early mathematics learning; Numeracy and mathematics acquisition; Mathematics education; Longitudinal study of language & mathematics development; Gender differences in cognitive development; LittleCounters
Biography: Joanne Lee is a developmental psychologist specializing in mathematics learning and early childhood education. She joined the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in July 2006, after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of…
Areas of Expertise: Legal Theory Political Philosophy Ethics Human Rights Aboriginal Rights Educational Rights Disability Race Cultural Rights Indian Philosophy
Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Areas of Expertise: Literacy development of ELLs with limited prior schooling; Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education; Culturally responsive pedagogy; Community-engaged scholarship; Scholarship-in-action; Narrative inquiry
Biography: Dr. Montero received her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Waterloo in French Teaching Specialization and her Bachelor of Education from Brock University. After teaching French as a second language and English as a second language for a few years in…