Office of the Dean

Dilson Rassier is the Dean of the Faculty of Education. Dr. Rassier holds a Canada Research Chair in Muscle Biophysics (Tier 1), and is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Dr. Rassier's research interests focus upon muscle physiology and biophysics, with a special interest in the molecular aspects of muscle contraction in health and disease.

Dr. Rassier can be contacted at (514) 398-7037 or by dilson.rassier [at] (email).

Adam DubéAdam Dubé is the Associate Dean, Academic Programs. He is responsible for the governance of academic programs across the Faculty, and coordinating and facilitating the monitoring, evaluation, and development of academic programs, including both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Dr.Dubé is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology's Learning Sciences Program. His Technology, Learning, and Cognition Lab works with students, teachers, and industry to evaluate and test a range of educational technologies with a focus on educational games. He is a joint fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the Society for Research in Child Development and his work has informed UNESCO educational policies on effective digital learning tools.

Dr. Dubé can be reached via phone (514) 398-3442 or adam.dube [at] (email).

Marie-Hélène PennestriMarie-Hélène Pennestri is the Associate Dean, Research and Innovation. In this role she is responsible for facilitating the ongoing development of successful research programs, as well as supporting new initiatives that promote the Faculty as an innovative leader in all facets of education and human development.

Dr. Pennestri is a respected faculty member with the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, specializing in the development of the sleep-wake cycle in healthy infants and preschoolers as well as investigating associations between sleep and mental health in vulnerable populations and the effects on family. Being Principal Investigator on multiple grants across all three tri-councils (SSHRC, CIHR and NSERC) Dr. Pennestri is bringing exceptional skills and unique insight to her new position. A clinical psychologist (Ordre des Psychologues du Québec), Dr. Pennestri is a regular researcher Research Center of Hôpital en santé mentale Rivière-des-Prairies (CIUSSS-NIM) and was featured as a woman of inspiration by the organization. A William Dawson Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Université de Montréal's Department of Psychology, Dr. Pennestri has been lauded as an educator and mentor and was presented with the Faculty's Award for Distinguished Teaching in June 2021.


Dr. Caroline Paquette's headshotCaroline Paquette is the Associate Dean, Administration. Dr. Paquette will facilitate strategic planning for infrastructure and administrative operations within the Faculty of Education.

Dr. Paquette is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Her research with the Human Brain Control of Locomotion Lab focuses on how the human brain controls walking, exploring the mechanisms of gait in healthy populations, aging, and pathology using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques.

Dr. Paquette can be reached by caroline.paquette [at] (subject: Inquiry%20for%20the%20Associate%20Dean%2C%20Administration) (email)


The Dean's Office Administrative and Support Staff:

Vanessa Bridgman
Senior Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator
Building Director
Tel.: (514) 398-7040   Fax: (514) 398-1527 [at] (Email)

Daniela Frischer
Senior Manager, Finance & Resources Planning
Tel.: (514) 398-3749   Fax: (514) 398-4679   daniela.frischer [at] (Email)

Jim Harris
Faculty Web Facilitator
Tel.: (514) 398-8116   Fax: (514) 398-4679   Jim.Harris [at] (Email)

Kelly Kapou
Human Resources Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-5215   kelly.kapou [at] (Email)

Simona Lupu
Human Resources Advisor
Tel.: (514) 398-5129   Fax: (514) 398-1527   simona.lupu [at] (Email)

Franca Mancuso
Senior Accounts Administrator, Finance
Tel.: (514) 398-4455 x00800   Fax: (514) 398-4679   franca.mancuso [at] (Email)

David Maris
Senior Administrative Coordinator & Deputy Building Director
Tel.: (514) 398-7037 david.maris [at] (Email)

Rabiha Mokhallati
Human Resources Coordinator 
Tel.: (514) 398-6196  rabiha.mokhallati [at] (Email)

Allyson Noftall
Senior Advisor to the Dean
Tel.: (514) 398-7039   allyson.noftall [at] (Email)

Andee Shuster
Marketing and Communications Officer
Tel.: (514) 398-2712   andee.shuster [at] (Email)

Degane Sougal
Administrative Assistant
Tel.: (514) 398-5851   degane.sougal [at] (Email)

Donna Wilkinson
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 398-7037   donna.wilkinson [at] (Email)

Kathy Woo
Finance Officer
Tel.: (514) 398-7349 Fax: (514) 398-4679 kathy.woo [at] (Email)

Marc Wrobel
Communications and Publications Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 398-5112 marc.wrobel [at] (Email)




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