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Dr. AsgharAnila Asghar

Associate Professor
Education Room 364
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094194

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
anila [dot] asghar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Science education; integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (iSTEM) education; evolution education; science education reform in diverse contexts; problem-based learning; interactions among religion, science, culture, and education; environmental education; nature of science; conceptual understanding; cognitive and emotional development; socioconstructivist and sociocultural approaches to learning science; teacher education; curriculum development and assessment; educational leadership; research methods; peace studies; Islamic education; doctoral education reform.


Dr. BallingerSusan Ballinger

Assistant Professor
Education Room 335
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094715
susan [dot] ballinger [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Cross-linguistic approaches to bilingual and immersion education, strategy instruction, peer interaction, teacher scaffolding to promote collaborative language learning, the influence of sociolinguistic context in bilingual classrooms.


Dr. F. BensonFiona J. Benson

Associate Professor
Director, Internships and Student Affairs, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Associate Director, MA in Teaching & Learning
Faculty Disciplinary Officer, Undergraduate Programs
Education Room 243
(514) 398-7046
Fiona [dot] j [dot] benson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Teacher education; program design, reform, policy; social justice education (queer theory); care pedagogy (teacherly love); teacher induction, mentoring, vocational wellbeing; pre and in-service professional development; secondary English language arts (literate thinking); curriculum development.


Lynn Butler-Kisber

Director, Graduate Certificates in Leadership
Education Room 439
(514) 398-5811
lynn [dot] butlerkisber [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Language and literacy, qualitative research methodologies, classroom processes/professional development, teacher education/student engagement, gender issues in leadership/education.


Eric Caplan

Associate Professor
Director, Jewish teaching option
Joint appointment with Department of Jewish Studies
Education Room 365
(514) 398-6544
eric [dot] caplan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Philosophy of Jewish education, teaching Jewish prayer, reconstructionist Judaism, contemporary Judaism, Jewish social activism.

Dr. M. CarterMindy Carter

Assistant Professor
Education Room 310
514-398-4527 Ext. 094457
mindy [dot] carter [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Drama & Theatre Education; Arts Based Educational Research Methods; Teacher Education; Teacher Identity; Curriculum & Pedagogy; Education for Sustainable Development; Creativity & Imagination.

Aziz Choudry

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production
Associate Professor
Education Room 314
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00952
aziz [dot] choudry [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Adult education; informal education; popular education; the construction and production of knowledge(s) in social movements and community organizations, social movements, NGOs, trade unions; "global justice," and social change.


David Dillon

Education Room 305
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094570
david [dot] dillon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Teacher education, critical pedagogy.


Dr. Christian EhretChristian Ehret

Assistant Professor
Education Room 423
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 089777
christian [dot] ehret [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

English education, adolescent literacies; digital literacies; affect theory; agential realism; embodiment, movement, and making new media; education, chronic illness, and children’s hospitals; participatory design research.


Ratna Ghosh

C.M., O.Q., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
James McGill Professor
William C. Macdonald Professor of Education
Education Room 322
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094761
ratna [dot] ghosh [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Intercultural/multicultural and international/comparative education, teacher education, gender and education, women in development.

Allison Gonsalves

(on leave)
Assistant Professor
Education Room 357
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094959
allison [dot] gonsalves [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Science education, gender studies, sociocultural issues in science education, teacher education, identity studies, informal education.


Richard Harris

Associate Member
Department of Physics
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 09091
dik [dot] harris [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  

Science education, including problem-solving in physics, and effective use of technology; teaching and learning in higher education, encompassing the transition of individuals from learner to teacher, and the relationship of teaching and learning to research.

As an emeritus (retired) professor, I am available only for consultations, or for supervision of reading courses.


Dr. Philip Howard

Philip Howard

Assistant Professor
Education Room 352
(514) 398-4527, Ext 00854
philip [dot] howard [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Critical race studies/critical race feminism in education, anticolonial and postcolonial studies in education/settler colonialism, postracialist/antiracialist discourse, racially-embodied epistemologies, knowledge, and agency, community-based agency and impacts on schooling and education, strategies of resistance, social studies education/sociology in education, social justice and equity education/socially just education, critical integrative anti-racism, critical race pedagogies.

Jim Howden

Director, Office of First Nations and Inuit Education
Faculty Lecturer
Education Room 250
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 09855
james [dot] howden [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Indigenous education, teacher education, second language teaching and learning, pre and in-service professional development, coaching and implementing professional learning communities; cooperative pedagogy.

La pédagogie cooperative, l'enseignement explicite des valeurs sous-jacintes a la pédagogie coopérative.


Limin Jao

Assistant Professor
Education Room 317
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 089696
limin [dot] jao [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Mathematics education, pedagogy, pre-service and in-service teacher development, professional development, student engagement, teacher beliefs, teacher education, teacher identity, teacher practices.

Steven Jordan

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Coach House Room 219
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094765
steven [dot] jordan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Qualitative research methods, participatory action research (PAR), adult education, sociology of education.


Dr. Marta KobielaMarta Kobiela

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Director - PhD
Education Room 356
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094466
marta [dot] kobiela [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Mathematics learning and teaching, geometry and spatial mathermatics, co-development of disciplinary knowledge and practice in classrooms, integration of STEM disciplines to support student learning.


Bronwen Low

Associate Professor
Education Room 339
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 09613
bronwen [dot] low [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Curriculum theory, cultural studies, new literacy studies, english education, postcolonial theory.

Denise Lussier

Professor Emerita
Education Room 412
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00025
denise [dot] lussier [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Development of intercultural communicative competence in education, measurement and evaluation, development of curriculum.

Roy Lyster

Education Room 304
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094395
roy [dot] lyster [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Second language acquisition, Immersion education, classroom discourse, educational sociolinguistics, cross-cultural pragmatics.


Mary Maguire

Professor Emerita
Education Room 405
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00375
mary [dot] maguire [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Multiple and multilingual literacies, ethnographic and qualitative research, multicultural/ multilingual identity construction, heritage language contexts/schools, diaspora, Third Space, multiple discourses, inter-cultural education.

Professor L. McAlpineLynn McAlpine

Associate Member
(514) 398-2384
lynn [dot] mcalpine [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Higher education, faculty development, doctoral/ research education, academic practice.

Kevin McDonough

Associate Professor
Education Room 411
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 09547
kevin [dot] mcdonough [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Philosophy of education, moral and political theory, civic education, multicultural education, inclusive education/education for the disabled.

Claudia Mitchell

Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
James McGill Professor
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 09990
claudia [dot] mitchell [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Youth, gender and AIDS; youth culture; visual and arts-based research methodologies; girls' education in development studies; teacher identity; aboriginal education (HIV and AIDS education, colonization, decolonization methods).

Ronald Morris

Associate Professor
Education Room 410
ron [dot] morris [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Values education; ethics and leadership in higher education; body, spirit and sexuality; narrative and values education; the commercialization of education.


Professor Nichols

Naomi Nichols

Assistant Professor
Coach House Room 216
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 09669
naomi [dot] nichols [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Youth homelessness, youth justice, alternative education and safe schools, inter-organizational relations in the youth sector, “youth at risk", and community-academic research collaborations.


Caroline Riches

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Programs & Graduate MA Programs
Education Room 248B
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00539
caroline [dot] riches [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Teacher education, teacher identity, program design/reform, professional development, second language acquisition, mother tongue maintenance, sociolinguistics, online education.


Mela Sarkar

Associate Professor
Coach House, Room 218
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094468
mela [dot] sarkar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  McGill Profile

Second language acquisition, mother tongue maintenance, language planning and policy, multilingualism, sociolinguistics.

Annie Savard

Associate Professor
Education Room 309
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094455
annie [dot] savard [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Mathematics education, learning and teaching probability, ethnomathematics, critical thinking and decision-making, elementary school gambling.

Shaheen Shariff

Associate Professor
Education Room 312
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094764
shaheen [dot] shariff [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

School policy, leadership, education law, censorship, human rights, legal pluralism, legal issues relating to on-line social communications (includes cyber-bullying, cyber-libel, cyber-threats), constitutional law with focus on balancing free expression and privacy on-line, tort law (cyber-libel; negligence in the school context), criminal law (relating to on-line criminal harassment), secularism and/or religion in schools, competing rights/values in schools, social responsibility by corporate intermediaries and technology corporations relating to on-line communications, sensitivity and social responsibility of news media.

Sylvia Sklar

Assistant Professor
Education Room 404
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094628
sylvia [dot] sklar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Professional development, adult learners, school leadership, managing change, partnerships in education.

Sheryl Smith-Gilman

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs
Faculty Lecturer
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00177
sheryl [dot] smithgilman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Early childhood pedagogy, First Nations early education (teaching and learning), teacher education/training and professional development, arts-integrated pre-school and elementary education, curriculum and assessment in elementary schools.

Doreen Starke-Meyerring

Associate Professor
Duggan House Room 308
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00591
doreen [dot] starke-meyerring [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Writing research & pedagogy; workplace and academic writing, especially doctoral writing; rhetorical (discourse) theory and analysis; critical technology studies and digital literacies; technology policy discourse and deliberation.

Lisa Starr

Assistant Professor
Assistant Graduate Program Director - MA
Education Room 323
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00957
lisa [dot] starr2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Autoethnography, collaborative inquiry, transformative inquiry, action research, reflexivity, teacher identity, teacher leadership, school-institutional partnerships, women in education.

Teresa Strong-Wilson

Associate Professor
Education Room 415
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094014
teresa [dot] strong-wilson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Changing literacy formations, early childhood education, social justice and indigenous education, stories/narrative, teacher education and professional development.


Lisa Trimble

Faculty Lecturer
Education Room 349
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094561
lisa [dot] trimble [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Community-based education, sexualities and gender, social justice and equity in education, curriculum theory, progressive school reforms, urban education, service learning, program evaluation (non-profits and higher education), shame and vulnerability in teaching and learning.

Carolyn Turner

Associate Professor
Education Room 421
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094157
carolyn [dot] turner [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Second and foreign language assessment, classroom-based assessment that links assessment/teaching/learning, impact of high-stakes tests on teaching and learning, mixed methods research.


Boyd White

Associate Professor
Education Room 351
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00730
boyd [dot] white [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Art education and self-identity; aesthetics, ethics and values; art criticism; philosophy of education; cross cultural investigations into meaning-making as emergent from encounters with art.

Professor Dawn WisemanDawn Wiseman

Faculty Lecturer
Education Room 354
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 089692
dawn [dot] wiseman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Indigenous education, science education, teacher education.

Elizabeth Wood

Associate Professor
Education Room 230
(514) 398-8154
Associate Dean, Academic Programs
e [dot] wood [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Teacher education, philosophy of education, arts education, social justice education.


Paul Zanazanian

Assistant Professor
Education Room 347
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00495
paul [dot] zanazanian [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Historical consciousness, teacher identity and agency, narrative inquiry, social studies teaching and curriculum, the politics of history teaching, national historical narratives and issues of inclusion and exclusion, history and identity in Quebec and Canada, English-speaking Quebec and community vitality.