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. His 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] mcgill.ca (email).


Professor F. J. Benson

Fiona Benson is the Associate Dean, Academic Programs. She is responsible for the governance of academic programs across the Faculty, and coordinating and facilitating the monitoring, evaluation and development of academic programs.

Prof. Benson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Director of the Office of Internships and Student Affairs, and Associate Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning. Her scholarly interests include teacher education, master teaching and the vocational lifespan of teachers, well-being and social justice education, organizational development, and performance management.

Dr. Benson can be contacted at 514-398-7046 or by fiona.j.benson [at] mcgill.ca (email).


Nancy Heath is the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. In this role she is responsible for facilitating the ongoing development of successful research programs, and for promoting the excellence of our graduate students by actively supporting and coordinating all facets of graduate academic life in the Faculty.

Dr. Heath is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Her DAIR research team explores resilience and adaptive functioning in young people at-risk. She has published and presented extensively on topics related to mental health and resilience in educational settings, is an internationally recognized leader in the area of self-injury in educational settings and has worked in collaboration with schools for more than 20 years.

Dr. Heath can be reached by telephone at 514-398-3439 or by nancy.heath [at] mcgill.ca (email). Please click here to visit the Research News feed.


Associate Dean Alain BreuleuxAlain Breuleux is the Associate Dean, Infrastructure. Responsibilities include the development of a framework and mechanisms to support the implementation of infrastructure strategic plans in accordance with the Faculty Strategic Plan, with overall responsibility for all properties allocated to the Faculty of Education.

Dr. Breuleux is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology (Learning Sciences Program). He is a cognitive psychologist collaborating with school teachers and administrators to design and investigate sustainable technology-enabled networks for learning, advanced pedagogical practices, and knowledge management in education. In recent years, he has led collaborative research to understand how children and educators in small remote schools in the Province of Quebec can best use Internet and multimedia tools to construct and share knowledge.

Dr. Breuleux can be contacted at 514-398-4228, or by alain.breuleux [at] mcgill.ca (email). Please click here to visit the Infrastructure News feed.


The Dean's Office Administrative Officers and Support Staff:

Allyson Noftall
Faculty Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-7039   Fax: (514) 398-1527   allyson.noftall [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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

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

Stephen Lalla
Communications Associate
Tel.: (514) 398-3082   stephen.lalla [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Melanie Walkty
Education Career Advisor
Tel.: (514) 398-2484   Fax: (514) 398-4679   melanie.walkty [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Andrea Taylor (on leave)
Education Career Advisor
Tel.: (514) 398-2484   Fax: (514) 398-4679   career.education [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Patricia Beauregard
Administrative Student Affairs Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 398-7042   Fax: (514) 398-4679   patricia.beauregard [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Melissa Margles
Development Officer, University Advancement
Tel.: (514) 398-1666   Fax: (514) 398-1527   melissa.margles [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jennifer Coutlee
Alumni Relations and Special Events Associate
University Advancement
Tel.: (514) 398-2712   Fax: (514) 398-1527   jennifer.coutlee [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Catherine Essar
Research Financial Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-6253   Fax: (514) 398-4679   catherine.essar [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Donna Wilkinson
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 398-7037   Fax: (514) 398-1527   donna.wilkinson [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Susan Reichman
Senior Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator (interim)
Tel.: (514) 398-7040   Fax: (514) 398-1527   susan.reichman [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Faye Siluk
Project Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-5851   Fax: (514) 398-1527   faye.siluk [at] mcgill.ca (Email )

Natalia Bessette
Project Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-5112   Fax: (514) 398-1527   natalia.bessette [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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

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

Rukhsana Diwan
Financial Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-7349   Fax: (514) 398-4679   rukhsana.diwan [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Uzma Majeed
Research Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-4122   Fax: (514) 398-4679   uzma.majeed [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Patricia Jackson
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Building Director (interim)
Tel.: (514) 398-3007   Fax: (514) 398-4679   patricia.jackson [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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

Deborah Metchette
Graphics/Web Technician
Tel.: (514) 398-2652   Fax: (514) 398-4679   Deborah.Metchette [at] mcgill.ca (Email)