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Areas of Expertise: Developmental psychology; Cognitive development; Technology in the classroom; Sex-role socialization; Dating relationships; Sex education;
Biography: Interests: Cognitive development, memory strategies, learning in the classroom, computer instruction, technology in the classroom, educational applications of cognitive and developmental theories. Secondary interests include sex-role socialization, dating?
(519) 884-0710 ext.3738
Associate Professor, Psychology
Areas of Expertise: Education; Early childhood education and care; Immigration; Multiculturalism; Psychological sense of community, belonging, and attachment, alienation; Research design and methods;
Biography: My research concerns the topic of community and education. Currently I am conducting studies on early childhood care and education in Canada, Madagascar, and Lao People's Democratic Republic, school- and community-based programs for girls in Canada, and?
519-884-0710 ext.Ext. 2858
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
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?
Interim Executive Director, Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises
Areas of Expertise: Business Idea/Opportunity Evaluation; Business Planning; Entrepreneurship Education; Venture Capital; Venture Financing;
Biography: Steve Farlow is the Interim Executive Director of the Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises, which is focused on the key issue of scaling and growing emerging technology companies. He is also the founding Executive Director of?
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: Economics of education; School testing and quality; Access to postsecondary 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, more recently, the economics of education. ?
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, at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, having been employed by that institution and its predecessor,?
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?
Areas of Expertise: Developmental Psychology; Education; Elementary Education; Technology in the Classroom; Teacher Education; Mobile Technology in Education
Biography: I am an associate 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). ?