Mindy R. Carter

Title: 
Dr.
Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor​

Associate Editor, McGill Journal of Education http://mje.mcgill.ca/

Co-Vice President, Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies http://csse-scee.ca/associations/cacs-acec/
 
Chair, Artful Inquiry Research Group https://www.mcgill.ca/artful-inquiry/
 
Associate Member, IHDW https://mcgill.ca/ihdw/
 
Past-President ARTS Special Interest Group (CSSE)
Contact Information
Address: 

Education Room 310
514-398-4527 Ext. 094457

Email address: 
mindy.carter [at] mcgill.ca
Department: 
Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Degree(s): 

2007-2012 Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

First class standing, A+ average in course work.

Thesis title: The Teacher Monologues: Exploring the identities and experiences of artist- teachers, supervised by Dr. Rita Irwin

Academic Honors:

2013 Canadian Association for Teacher Education, Doctoral Dissertation Award

2013 Arts Based Educational Research at American Educational Research Association PhD Honourable Mention Award

2007-2012 Research Assistant on SSHRC Insight Grant Becoming Pedagogical

2007 University of British Columbia Scholarship for PhD Studies

2006-2007 Master in Educational Studies

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Thesis title: Drama and theatre as experiential learning tools in Canadian classrooms, supervised by Arpi Hamalian

2003-2004 Bachelor of Education, Elementary Education

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Dean’s list.

1997-2001 Honors Bachelor of Arts, Theatre (acting)

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dean’s list.

Honors performance role(s): Medea in Medea; Naomi in Naomi in the living room; Soldier in Marat Sade

Area of expertise: 
  • Drama & Theatre Education
  • Arts-Based Educational Research Methods
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Identity
  • Curriculum & Pedagogy
  • Creativity & Imagination
Courses: 

EDEC 575: Applied Theatre:

EDEM 690: Research Design;

EDEM 609: Critical Issues in Education;

EDEM 644: Curriculum Development & Implementation;

EDEA 302: Knowledge through the Arts;

EDEA 342 Curriculum & Instruction in Drama Education;

EDEC 201 1st Year Professional Seminar (PS1);

EDEC 203 Communications in Education:

 

Current research: 

 

2019 Co-Investigator. More than words: Studying the impact of arts-based

survivor engagement on families and communities. Mitchell, C. (PI). Department for Women and Gender Equality (formerly Status of Women Canada) / Government of Canada (2019-2023) $740,000

2017-2020 Principal Investigator. Mapping Drama and Theatre Strategies and the Impact of Play Building with In-service Teachers. SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Collaborators are George Belliveau, Monica Prendergast, Diane Conrad, Claudia Mitchell, Francine Chaine & Joe Norris. $57,300

2016-2023 Co-Investigator. A Multi-Sector Partnership to Investigate and Develop Policy and Practice Models to Dismantle “Rape Culture” in Universities. SSHRC Partnership Grant. Principal Investigator is Shaheen Shariff. $2,500,000

2016-2021 Co-Investigator and Montreal Lead Investigator. Reconceptualizing Teachers' Roles for Canada's Creative Economy. SSHRC Insight Grant. Principal Investigator is Sean Wiebe. Other Co-applicants are Kathryn Ricketts, Pamela Richardson, Patrick Howard and Peter Gouzouasis. $275,078

 

Selected publications: 

Books

Carter, M. & Triggs, V. (Eds). (2017). Arts education and curriculum studies: The contributions of Rita L. Irwin. Routledge: New York, NY.

Carter, M., Prendergast, M., & Belliveau, G. (Eds.). (2015). Drama and theatre education in Canada: Classroom and community contexts. Canadian Association of Teacher Education: Ottawa, ON.

Carter, M. (2014). The teacher monologues: Exploring the experiences and identities of artist-teachers. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publications.

Mreiwed, H., Carter, M. & Mitchell, C. (Co-Editors). (accepted, 2021). Art as an agent for social change. Brill/Sense Personal/Public Scholarship series.

Carter, M. (in progress, 2021). Imagining the unimaginable: An autophenomenological exploration of indigenous topics with in- and pre- service teachers through drama education and theatre. University of Toronto Press. (advance contract issued)

Invited Chapters in Books

Carter, M. & Smith-Gilman, S. (2017). In Harkins, M. & Barchuk, Z. (Eds.). Collegial collaborations for communication(s) education. International conversations of teacher educators: Collaborations in education. Halifax, NS: Mount Saint Vincent University Press.

Carter, M. (2017). An invitation to the transformative curricular moment. An artful life: The contributions of Rita L. Irwin. Routledge: New York, NY.

Hart, L. and Carter, M. (2015). Wade in the water. In Drama and theatre education in Canada: Classroom and community contexts. Canadian Association of Teacher Education: Ottawa, ON. 

Carter, M. (2014).  Imagination: Hope for a severed curriculum. In Harkins, M.,  & Barchuk, Z. (Eds.). International conversations of teacher educators: Teaching in a global world. Halifax, NS: Mount Saint Vincent University Press.

Other Invited Book Contribution

Cox, S. & Boydell, M. (2016). Ethical issues in arts based health research. In Clift, S. & Camic, P. (Eds.) Oxford textbook of creative arts, health and wellbeing: International perspectives on practice, policy and research. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Note: In Chapter 11, pg.83 my picture is used and a description of an arts based research project I co-created to better understand health research is described).

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Strong-Wilson, T., St. Amand, J., Carter, M. & Wald, S. (2019). Can we interest you?: Opening conversations at the McGill Journal of Education. Scholarly and research communication special issue on The State of Canadian Scholarly Journal Publishing.

Carter, M. (2019). Enseignement du theatre et de l’art dramatique au Canada: Un portrait. McGill Journal of Education.

Howard, P., Becker, C., Wiebe, S., Carter, M., Gouzouasis, P., *McLarnon, M., Richardson, P., Ricketts, K. & Schuman, L. (2018). Creativity and pedagogical innovation: Exploring teachers’ experiences of risk-taking. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/00220272.2018.1479451.

Carter, M. & *Mreiwed, H. (2017). Sing the brave song: This isn’t over. Art/Research International (2) 2, 153-157.

*Mreiwed, H., Carter, M., *Shabtay, A. (2017). Building classroom community through drama education. Australia Journal of Drama (41) 1, 44-57.

Carter, M. (2017). Artful inquiry and the unexpected ethical turn: Exploring identity through creative engagement with Grades 9-12 students in Canada and Guatemala. Art/research International (2)1, 5-19.

Carter, M., Triggs, V. & Irwin, R. (2016). Mentoring coexistence. Visual inquiry: Learning and teaching art (5)3, 461-464.

Low, B., Carter, M., Wood. E., Mitchell, C., *Proietti, M. & *Friedmann, D. (2016). Building an urban arts partnership between school, community based artists and university. Learning landscapes (10)1, 153-172.

Carter, M. (2016). Considering the cultural insignia project with high school visual arts students in Northwestern, Ontario Canada. International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education (4) 1, 71-80.

Carter, M. (2016). Postcards from prison: An autophenomenological inquiry. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, (31) 1, 72-87.

Carter, M. (2015). A critical, a/r/tographical enquiry into the meaning and purpose of performing “Gallop Apace”. Journal of Educational Enquiry, (14) 1, 52-63.

Carter, M. (2014). Complicating the curricular conversation with Antonin Artaud and Maxine Greene. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, (11) 2, 21-43.

 

Conferences: 

Selected Conference Presentations

2019 Carter, M. (2019). Imagining the unimaginable: An autophenomenological exploration of Indigenous topics with in- and pre- service teachers through drama education and theatre. International Society Association for Teachers and Teaching. Sibiu, Romania.

2019 Carter, M. (2019). Imagining the unimaginable: An autophenomenological exploration of Indigenous topics with in- and pre- service teachers through drama education and theatre. International Drama in Education Association Austria. Leibnitz, Austria.

2019 Carter, M. & Funk, A. (2019). Mapping Drama and Theatre Strategies for Teaching Indigenous Topics in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, Canada. American Educational Research Association. Toronto, ON.

2019 Garcia, C., Carter, M., Mitchell, C., Nyariro, M., Escurra, M. (2019). Studying the use of arts-based toolkits in anti-oppression training to address campus-based sexual violence. American Educational Research Association Symposium Session. Toronto, ON.

2019 Gerofsky, S., Ostertag, J., Carter, M., Russell, J., Robinson, E., McLarnon, M. (2019). University learning gardens: Cultivating the margins, on borrowed land and time. American Educational Research Association Symposium Session. Toronto, ON.

2018 Carter, M. & Conrad, D. (2018). Your wildest dream! Exploring Indigenous topics through image theatre. Artful inquiry research group symposium. Montreal, QC.

2018 Carter, M., Linds, W., Conrad, D. Your wildest dream! Exploring Indigenous topics through image theatre. Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed conference. Indiana, PA. USA.

2018 Carter, M. Mapping the techniques of drama professors in Canada exploring Indigenous topics. Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Regina, SK.

2018 *Mreiwed, H., Carter, M. Sing the brave song! Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Regina, SK.

2018 Strong-Wilson, R., Carter, M., *Wald, S. McGill Journal of Education information on scholarly journals session. American Educational Research Association. New York, NY. USA.

2018 Carter, M., *Shuman, L., *McLarnon, M. Design Thinking in English Language Arts Curriculum: Creative Possibilities for Teachers. American Educational Research Association. New York, NY, USA.

2018 Carter, M. & *Mreiwed, H. Exploring Aboriginal issues with pre-service teachers through drama at a Canadian University. American Educational Research Association. New York, NY, USA.

 

Book images: 
Graduate supervision: 
  1. PhD SUPERVISION

Expected 2022 PhD Thesis Supervisor for Alisan Funke, McGill University

Awards:

  • SSHRC PhD Fellowship (2019-2022) $105,000

Expected 2020 PhD Thesis Supervisor for Hala Mreiwed (McGill University)

Awards:

  • FRQSC Doctoral Research Scholarship 2017-2020: $60,000
  • Graduate Research and Education Travel Award (GREAT), McGill University 2017: $1,100
  • Grad Excellence Award in Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University 2016: $10,000
  • P. Lantz Fellowship for Excellence in Education and the Arts McGill University 2016: $5,000

Expected 2020 PhD Thesis Supervisor for Layal Shuman (McGill University)

Awards:

  • P. Lantz Fellowship for Excellence in Education & the Arts (internal) 2017/2018: $5,000
  • DISE ABDUL Awards (internal) 2017: $2,000
  • GREAT Award (internal) 2017: $400
  • GREAT Award (internal) 2017: $1,100
  • Grad Excellence Award (internal) 2015/2016: $5,000
  • Grad Excellence Award (internal) 2016/2017: $7,000
  • Grad Excellence Award (internal) 2015/2016: $5,000
  • P. Lantz Fellowship for Excellence in Education & the Arts (internal) 2015/2016: $5,000
  • University of Alberta Teaching & Learning Enhancement Award 2013: $3,000
  • University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship (internal) 2012-2014: $15,000

Expected 2019 PhD Thesis Supervisor for Sara Hashem (McGill University)

Awards:

  • McGill Entrance Award 2014
  • Keep on Track Award 2015
  • DISE ABDUL Awards (internal) 2016: $2,000
  • P. Lantz Fellowship for Excellence in Education & the Arts (internal) 2015: $5,000

Graduated 2019 PhD Thesis Supervisor for Brett Fischer (McGill University). Defense date December 13th, 2018. The title of his dissertation in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (Faculty of Education) is Sustaining creativity: How postsecondary teachers reinvest in innovative practices over the course of a career.

Awards:

  • McGill Entrance Award 2014
  • Keep on Track Award 2015
  • DISE ABDUL Awards (internal) 2017: $2,000
  • Fischer, B. (2018-19). How post-secondary teachers bridge the gap between classroom and real-world learning. Entente Canada-Quebec. $148,386.00.

 

  1. MA THESIS SUPERVISION

Expected 2020 MA Thesis Supervisor for Lauren Therber

Expected 2020 MA Thesis Supervisor for Alessandro Valliente

Expected 2019 MA Thesis Supervisor for Natalie Pepiot

Expected 2019 MA Thesis Supervisor for Simone Tissenbaum

Degree received 2015 MA Thesis Co-Supervisor for Christopher Nixon with Dr. Strong-Wilson, McGill University

  1. MA NON-THESIS SUPERVISION

Degree received 2015 MA Supervisor for Maria deFeo, McGill University

Degree received 2015 MA Supervisor for Lisa Trotto, McGill University

Degree received 2015 MA Supervisor for Liana Rizzutto, McGill University

  1. BACHELOR DEGREE

Degree received 2013 Academic Advisor for Jason Hallet, Cape Breton University

Degree received 2013 Academic Advisor for Amanda Pierce, Cape Breton University

Degree received 2010 Practicum Supervisor for Grace Kim, University of British Columbia

Selected talks and presentations: 

2019 Carter, M. Eco-art workshop. LEARN Quebec Teacher

Professional Development Garden Institute. McGill University. Invited.

Montreal, QC.

 

2019 Carter, M. Imagining the unimaginable: An autophenomenological

exploration of Indigenous topics with in- and pre- service teachers through

drama education and theatre. Oxford University Roundtable. Oxford, UK.

 

2019 Carter, M., McLarnon, M., Shuman, L., Ricketts, K., Howard, P.

Reconceptualizing teacher identity through design thinking. American

Educational Research Association invited spotlight session. Toronto, ON.

2019 Carter, M. (March 2019). Women in academia panel. McGill University. Invited. Montreal, QC.

2018 Carter, M. (November 5, 2018). Led drama education workshops for Alexie Csipak’s 7A, 7B and 7C language arts classes at Vanguard School (Montreal, QC).

2018 Carter, M. Women in academia panel. McGill University. Invited. Montreal, QC.

2017 Carter, M. Imagining the unimaginable: Using drama and theatre to explore Indigenous experiences with pre-service teachers. University of Alberta. Invited Talk at The Arts Based Research Studio, Edmonton, AB.

2017 Carter, M. Mapping drama and theatre strategies and the impact of play building with in-service teachers exploring Aboriginal issues. Research presentation for McGill Rising Stars event. Montreal, QC.

2017 Carter, M. & *Mreiwed, H. Artful Inquiry Research. Invited presentation for the Spring 2017 P. Lantz presentation of artistic works. Montreal, QC.

2016 Carter, M. Drama pedagogy and research methods. Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS) conference Invited Workshop. McGill University. Montreal, QC.

2015 Carter, M. Setting up a research program. Invited presentation for the New Faculty Fall Orientation. Thompson House at McGill University. Montreal, QC.

2015 Carter, M. Assessment and the creative process in pre-service teacher drama education. Theatre Education Research Conference Invited talk. University of Quebec à Montreal (UQAM). Montreal, QC.

2015 Carter, M., Conrad, D., Marceau, C., Chaine, F. Living my pedagogy: co-creating a curriculum for fostering creativity with pre-service drama education students. Société Québecoise d’études théâtrales/Quebec Society for the Study of Theatre Arts Conference Invited talk. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON.

 

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Selected Awards, Honours and Grants

2013 Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation, Canadian Association of Teacher Education.

2013 Arts Based Educational Research (ABER) Honorary Mention Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Professional activities: 
  1. National and International

2017-2018 Selection Committee Member for Tom Barone Award American Educational Research Association (AERA).

2016-2018 Secretary for American Educational Research Association (AERA) Arts Based Educational Research (ABER) SIG.

2016-2018 President for Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Artist Researcher Teacher SIG.

2016-2017 Selection Committee Member for PhD Award for AERA’s Arts Based Educational Research SIG.

2016 PhD Advisor and Mentor for European students studying Outdoor Learning, Munich Technical University.

2014-2016 Program Chair and Vice President for CSSE (ARTS).

  1. McGill University

2018 Invited speaker for McGill Women in Academia panel.

2017-present Academic Policy Committee (APC) member.

2016 Invited speaker for New Faculty Orientation on "How to set up your research program", McGill University.

2016-2017 Faculty of Education Representative on University Bi-Centennial Committee.

2016-present Associate Editor, McGill Journal of Education.

2019-2020 Guest Editor for McGill Journal of Education Special Issue on Creative Pedgogues.

2014-2017 Senator, McGill University.

  1. McGill Faculty of Education Service

2018 -present Equity & Diversity Committee Member.

2018 Steering Committee Member.

2017-present Associate Member, Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW).

2018-present Faculty Council Member.

2015-2018 Committee Member, Education Library Committee (ELC).

2016-2017 Chair, Faculty of Education Bi-Centennial Committee.

2016-present Selection Committee Member for P. Lantz Artist in Residence.

2015-present Coordinator, Faculty of Education Outdoor Learning Space.

2015-present Principal Applicant for proposal to Teaching & Learning Service and Faculty Liaison Faculty of Education Creative Arts Lab.