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Associate Professor, Chemistry
Areas of Expertise: Organic chemistry; Aromatic compounds; chemical education; Admission requirements/ statistics/ job prospects for students in chemistry and biochemistry programs
Biography: 1991 was the year I decided to become an organic chemist. It took one course- Dr. David Sneddon's "Introduction to Organic Chemistry" at the University College of Cape Breton- to convince me. Following completion of undergraduate studies in organic…
Associate Professor (Economics)
Areas of Expertise: Economics of education; Canadian higher education policy; Public economics; Labour economics; Australian economic policy
Biography: Christine Neill graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia) with a B. Economics (Hons) in 1992, and went to work as an economist in the Australian Treasury and later the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She returned to her studies in…
Areas of Expertise: Mathematics education; Mathematics teacher education; Mathematical cognition; Early childhood education; Early mathematical learning; Post-secondary mathematics success.
Biography: Dr. Kotsopoulos is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. She is the current Associate Dean (2012 - 2015) and was formerly the Graduate Coordinator (2010 - 2013). She is also cross-appointed to the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of…
(519) 884- 0710 ext.3953
Areas of Expertise: Economics of education; School testing and quality; access to postsecndary education; Federal and international fiscal policy; Monetary policy and inflation.
Biography: David Johnson is Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Professor Johnson's areas of specialty are macroeconomics, international finance and the economics of education. His published work includes the studies of Canada's international…
Professor Emeritus (Economics) CAS
Areas of Expertise: Government budgets; Economics of federal/provincial relations; Taxation; Government spending; Privatization; Health-service economics; Demographics; Not-for-profits; Economics of education; Economy
Biography: Douglas Jackson McCready is a recently retired Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, having been employed by that institution and its predecessor, Waterloo Lutheran…
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 - 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…