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Anila Asghar

Associate Professor
Education Room 364
(514) 398-5327
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; and doctoral education reform.

Fiona J. Benson

Associate Professor
Director, Office of Student Teaching
Education Room 428
(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.


Jon Bradley

Associate Professor 
Education Room 423
(514) 398-2467
jon [dot] bradley [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Boy learning & gender learning differences, Male elementary teachers & curriculum implications, Boy boredom and societal implications, Professional teacher writing, Teaching/learning elementary social studies, Elementary curriculum development, First Nations school/curriculum evaluations.

Lynn Butler-Kisber

Director, Office of Leadership in Community and International Initiatives
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.

Mindy Carter

Assistant Professor
Education Room 310
mindy [dot] carter [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Drama & Theatre Education; Arts Based Educational Research Methods; Teacher Education; Teacher Identity; Curriculum & Pedagogy; Autobiography; Creativity & Imagination

Aziz Choudry

Associate Professor
Education Room 314
(514) 398-2253
aziz [dot] choudry [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Adult Education, informal education, popular education, and 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) 398-2468
david [dot] dillon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Teacher education, Critical pedagogy.

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) 398-5398
ratna [dot] ghosh [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Intercultural/multicultural and International/comparative education, Teacher education, Gender and education, Women in development.

Allison Gonsalves

Faculty Lecturer
Education Room 357
(514) 398-7106
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) 398-6522
dik [dot] harris [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)    Website
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.

Jim Howden

Director, First Nations and Inuit Education
Faculty Lecturer
Education Room 250
Phone: (514) 398-1340
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
Office: Education Room 317
Phone: (514) 398-2460
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) 398-8025
steven [dot] jordan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Qualitative research methods, Participatory action research (PAR), Adult education, Sociology of education.


Marta Kobiela

Assistant Professor
Education Room 356
(514) 398-2683
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) 398-6399
bronwen [dot] low [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Curriculum theory, Cultural studies, New literacy studies, English education, Post-colonial theory.

Denise Lussier

Professor Emerita
Education Room 412
(514) 398-2483
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) 398-5942
roy [dot] lyster [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Second language acquisition, Immersion education, Classroom discourse, Educational sociolinguistics, Cross-cultural pragmatics.


Mary Maguire

Education Room 405
(514) 398-2183
mary [dot] maguire [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Multiple & multilingual literacies, Ethnographic and qualitative research, Multicultural/ multilingual identity construction, Heritage language contexts/ schools, diaspora, Third space, multiple discourses. Inter-cultural education.

Lynn 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) 398-6949
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
(514) 398-1318
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, Decolonizin methods).

Ronald Morris

Associate Professor
Education Room 410
(514) 398-6971
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.


Caroline Riches

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Programs & Graduate Certificate in TESL
Education Room 248B
(514) 398-5793
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) 398-2756
mela [dot] sarkar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Second language acquisition, Mother tongue maintenance, Language planning and policy, Multilingualism, Sociolinguistics.

Annie Savard

Associate Professor
Education Room 309
(514) 398-5150
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) 398-5396
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 440
(514) 398-8267
sylvia [dot] sklar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Professional development, Adult learners, School leadership, Managing change, Partnerships in education.

Donna-Lee Smith

Faculty Lecturer
Education Room 335
(514) 398-6074
donnalee [dot] smith [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Aboriginal literacy, Aboriginal education / curriculum development, Multiculturalism in the classroom, Literature for children and young adults, Fiction, short stories.

Sheryl Smith-Gilman

Faculty Lecturer
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs
sheryl [dot] smithgilman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Early childhood pedagogy, First Nations early education (teaching & 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
Education Room 318
(514) 398-1308
doreen [dot] starke-meyerring [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Writing research & pedagogy. Workplace & academic writing, especially doctoral writing. Rhetorical (discourse) theory & analysis. Critical technology studies & digital literacies. Technology policy discourse & deliberation.

Lisa Starr

Assistant Professor
Education Room 323
(514) 398-2242
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) 398-4170
teresa [dot] strong-wilson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Changing literacy formations, Early childhood education, Social justice & Indigenous education, Stories/Narrative, Teacher education and professional development.


Lisa Trimble

Faculty Lecturer
Education Room 349
(514) 398-3094
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) 398-6984
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) 398-2444
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.

Elizabeth Wood

Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Education Room 230
(514) 398-8154
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) 398-3077
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.