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Dr. Anila AsgharAnila Asghar

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

anila.asghar [at] mcgill.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.ballinger [at] mcgill.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.


Lynn Butler-Kisber

Education Room 439
(514) 398-5811
lynn.butlerkisber [at] mcgill.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.caplan [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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

Mindy Carter

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

Drama and theatre education, arts-based educational research methods, teacher education, teacher identity, curriculum and pedagogy, education for sustainable development, creativity and imagination.

Hannah Chestnutt

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

Social network analysis, knowledge brokering, educational equity, science education, mathematics education.


Dr. Christian EhretChristian Ehret

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


Angelica GalanteAngelica Galante

Assistant Professor
Education Room 304
(514) 398-4527 ext. 094395
angelica.galante [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Plurilingual and multilingual approaches to language teaching and learning; classroom-based research; translanguaging; plurilingual and pluricultural competence (PPC); social justice among minoritized student populations (immigrants, newcomers, international students, populations in situation of refuge); identity and language learning; drama/theatre in language learning; cognition and emotion; critical sociolinguistics; mixed methods research; ethnography

Ratna Ghosh

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

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

Allison Gonsalves

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

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


Dr. Blane HarveyBlane Harvey

Assistant Professor
Education Room 365
​(514)398-4527 Ext. 00506
blane.harvey [at] mcgill.ca (Email)



Informal and organizational learning, social learning, learning in communities and networks of practice, leadership and sustainability, global education, participatory action research (PAR), learning in international cooperation, knowledge co-production, knowledge brokering, learning-centred responses to climate change, social justice and environmental change.

Dr. Philip Howard

Philip Howard

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

Critical race studies/critical race feminism in education; anticolonial and postcolonial studies in education/settler colonialism; postracialist/antiracialist discourse; Black Canadian studies, Afro-pessimism, Afro-futurism; racially-embodied epistemologies, knowledge, and agency; community-based agency and impacts on schooling and education; community-based research methodologies; strategies of resistance; critical race pedagogies; social studies education/sociology in education; social justice and equity education/socially-just education; critical integrative antiracism.

Jim Howden

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

At-risk youth, 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.jordan [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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


Amir Kalan

Assistant Professor
Education Room 310
amir.kalan [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Critical literacy, multiliteracies, writing and rhetoric, second Language writing, multimodal and digital writing, minoritized students’ experiences with literacy, reading and writing in times of crisis.

Dr. Marta KobielaMarta Kobiela

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Director - PhD

Associate Dean, Infrastructure

Education Room 356
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094466
marta.kobiela [at] mcgill.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.


Dr. Joseph LevitanJoseph Levitan

Assistant Professor
Education Room 305
joseph.levitan [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Educational leadership; collaborative inquiry and leadership; grass-roots international development; educational ethnography; social justice in education; education theory; Indigenous education; identity; reflective and reflexive practices and intersectional analysis of culture, identity, and learning.

Bronwen Low

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

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

Roy Lyster

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

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


Kevin McDonough

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

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

Janine MetallicJanine Metallic

Assistant Professor

Education Room 336

(514)398-4527, Ext. 09159

janine.metallic [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Indigenous Education; Indigenous Methodologies; Qualitative Methodologies; Arts-based Methodologies; Indigenous Language Revitalization and Maintenance; Mi’gmaw/Mi’kmaq language teaching and learning

Claudia Mitchell

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


Elizabeth Patitsas

Assistant Professor, special category
Education Room 352
(514) 398-4527 ext 00288
elizabeth.patitsas [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Computer science education, science and technology studies, sociology of education, higher education, science education, engineering education, mathematics education, gender studies, social justice in STEM education, teacher beliefs, teacher education, policy analysis, mixed methods research.

Dr. Stephen PetersStephen Peters

Faculty Lecturer,
Assistant Director, Office of First Nations and Inuit Education
Education Room 205
stephen.peters [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Intercultural communication; Reconciliation education; Non-formal education; Cultural production in educational settings; Writing studies; Sociocultural approaches to literacy; Discourse analysis; Interactional sociolinguistics; Rhetorical genre analysis; Indigenous teacher education; Indigenous curriculum development; University-community partnerships.



Caroline Riches

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

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.savard [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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

Shaheen Shariff

James McGill Professor
Education Room 312
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094764
shaheen.shariff [at] mcgill.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.

Sheryl Smith-Gilman

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs
Faculty Lecturer
Education Room 246
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00177
sheryl.smithgilman [at] mcgill.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.

Lisa Starr

Assistant Professor

Director, Internships and Student Affairs
Assistant Graduate Program Director - MA
Education Room 323
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00957
lisa.starr2 [at] mcgill.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.strong-wilson [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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


Boyd White

Associate Professor
Education Room 351
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00730
boyd.white [at] mcgill.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 Professor
Education Room
(514) 398-8154
e.wood [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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


Paul Zanazanian

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

Historical consciousness, social studies/history teaching and curriculum, the politics of history teaching, Informal/ formal processes of education, teacher identity and agency, narrative analysis and metaphor, English-speaking Quebec and community vitality.


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