I received my PhD in geography from York University in 1990, my MA in geography from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1983, and my BES from the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Waterloo in 1977.
Walking pedagogy: My ongoing research program focuses on walking as a topic to be researched, as a method of enquiry, and as a method for place-based pedagogy. I am interested in walking as a high-impact teaching and learning practice of discovery, enquiry, reflection and inspiration. In all my courses I adopt various tools and techniques to capture, analyze and represent the field experiences of walking. I am also interested in walking itself as a research topic by reading and writing about its relevance to public policy concerns including wayfinding, healthy living, environmental education and sustainable transportation.