Faculty Listing

Dr. Alayne Armstrong

Assistant Professor
Mathematics Education

Office: ED 324
E-mail: Alayne.Armstrong@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4607
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
My primary research interests focus on alternative ways of teaching and learning mathematics, particularly interdisciplinary approaches that promote the authority of all learners. I also study the nature of collective cognition in the mathematics classroom and the ways it may be documented.

Dr. Jesse Bazzul

Assistant Professor
Science Education

Office: ED 327
E-mail: Jesse.Bazzul@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4529
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
My research interests revolve around social theory and its connection to structures of education, social and ecological justice, with a specific interest in the direction and development of science and environmental education. Currently, my scholarly work addresses how ethical subjectivities are constituted through education, as well as how these ethical subjectivities align (or do not align) with vital political struggles in/through education.

Buryl Bernard

Health, Outdoor, Physical Education (HOPE)

Office: ED 375
E-mail: Buryl.Bernard@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4526
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Abu Bockarie

Associate Professor - Adult Education / Human Resource Development
Acting Director, Adult Education / Human Resource Development

Office: ED 221.3
E-mail: Abu.Bockarie@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5601
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Fadila Boutouchent

Assistant Professor / Professeure adjointe
Programme du baccalauréat en éducation

Office: LI 124
E-mail: Fadila.Boutouchent@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5619
Fax: 306-585-4949

Dr. Douglas Brown

Associate Professor - Social Studies Education
Director, CIET

Office: ED 382
E-mail: Douglas.Brown@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4083
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Michael Cappello

Assistant Professor - Educational Core Studies
Chair, Educational Core Studies

Office: ED 376
E-mail: Michael.Cappello@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4606
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Laurie Carlson Berg

Professor / Professeure titulaire; Director / Directrice, Bac Program; Maîtrise Coordinator
Programme du baccalauréat en éducation

Office: LI 211.2
E-mail: Laurie.Carlson.Berg@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4524
Fax: 306-585-4949

Dr. Paul Clarke

Professor - Educational Administration
Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Human Resources

Office: ED 309
E-mail: Paul.Clarke@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5353
Fax: 306-585-5330

Research interests
Paul's research focuses on education law and he has a particular interest in constitutional rights claims involving teachers, students, and parents. Important issues such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the equality rights of minorities involve competing claims which must be resolved in a constructive and practical way.  Paul's most recent research (2016) examines, in the school context, the privacy rights of students and teachers in a technologically advanced and evolving communications society.

Dr. Alec Couros

Professor - Information and Communication Technologies
ICT Coordinator

Office: ED 383
E-mail: Alec.Couros@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4739
Fax: 306-585-4880
Website: http://couros.ca/

Dr. Jenn de Lugt

Assistant Professor
Inclusive Education and Core Studies

Office: ED 239.1
E-mail: Jenn.deLugt@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4541
Fax: 306-585-4880

Jean Dufresne

Secondment / Enseignant en prêt de service
Programme du baccalauréat en éducation

Office: LI 211.3
E-mail: Jean.Dufresne@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4527
Fax: 306-585-4949

Dr. Nick Forsberg

Health, Outdoor, Physical Education (HOPE)

Office: ED 384
E-mail: Nick.Forsberg@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4528
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Cindy Hanson

Associate Professor
Adult Education / Human Resource Development

Office: ED 221.8
E-mail: Cindy.Hanson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4513
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests

I am interested in participatory, community based, and transformational forms of learning and research. My scholarship is linked to nonformal learning, equity issues, and research and facilitation methodologies. My funded research includes work on intergenerational learning in Indigenous communities, gender, and labour education. My research is local and global in scope.

Dr. Xia Ji

Associate Professor - Science Education
Director, Professional Development and Field Experiences

Office: ED 355.16
E-mail: Xia.Ji@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4943
Fax: 306-585-4006

Dr. Cyril Kesten

Business, Technology and Media Education

Office: ED 334
E-mail: Cyril.Kesten@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4532
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Anna-Leah King

Assistant Professor
Indigenous Education; Educational Core Studies; Language and Literacy Education

Office: ED 369
E-mail: Anna-Leah.King@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5071
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Patrick Lewis

Professor - Early Childhood Education

Office: ED 248
E-mail: Patrick.Lewis@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4608
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests

My area of teaching and research interests cut across several landscapes including but not limited to:

  • Early literacy
  • Play, Art and Narrative in Early Learning
  • Storytelling, Autoethnography, and Narrative Inquiry
  • Spirituality of Play
  • Treaty Education
  • Phenomenology
  • Hermeneutics

Julie Machnaik

Instructor, Educational Core Studies
Chair, Elementary Program

Office: ED 396
E-mail: Julie.Machnaik@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4602
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Ronald R. Martin

Associate Professor - Educational Psychology
MA / MSc Program in Gerontology Coordinator

Office: ED 378
E-mail: Ron.Martin@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4515
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Christine Massing

Assistant Professor
Early Childhood Education

Office: ED 326
E-mail: Christine.Massing@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4611
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
Christine's research is primarily focused on how immigrant and refugee teachers and student teachers experience the disjuncture between the westernized dominant discourse of early childhood education and their own culturally-constructed knowledges, beliefs, and values. Most recently, Christine has been part of a team researching the ways in which globalization and colonization have influenced the inclusion or exclusion of local, indigenous knowledges and practices in the context of teacher education in Canada, Colombia, and Namibia. Her other research interests include ethnography, professional identity construction, instructional strategies, teacher beliefs, immigrant/refugee families’ engagement in early childhood settings, cross-cultural play, and parent-child interactions.

Ian Matheson

Assistant Professor
Inclusive Education

Office: ED 326
E-mail: Ian.Matheson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5142
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
My research interests are focused on supporting students with exceptionalities in the inclusive classroom. Currently, I am exploring the manifestation, documentation, and interpretation of high-incidence hidden exceptionalities. In addition, building on my doctoral work, I am examining how individuals with learning disabilities in reading comprehension engage with graphic text. Most recently, I have begun a partnership with the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living to examine policy and implementation regarding inclusive education across Saskatchewan public school boards.

Dr. Barbara McNeil

Associate Professor
Language and Literacy Education

Office: ED 338
E-mail: Barbara.McNeil@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4403
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
Working chiefly in the areas of language and literacies, my primary research interests include literacy teaching and learning (PreK-12—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and responding), critical literacies, critical pedagogies, writing pedagogies, children’s literature, linguistic diversity, teacher education, arts education, multicultural education, children and war, and inclusive museums. My research interests lend themselves to interdisciplinarity as well as multidisciplinarity in local as well as global contexts.

Dr. Alison Molina-Girón

Assistant Professor
Educational Core Studies

Office: ED 332
E-mail: Alison.Molina-Giron@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4002
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests

  • Citizenship and multicultural education
  • Youth engagement
  • Diversity and civic identity
  • Citizenship and multicultural studies
  • Social justice

Denise Morstad

Instructor - Arts Education - Music Education
Chair, Secondary Program

Office: ED 221.4
E-mail: Denise.Morstad@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4522
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Valerie Mulholland

Associate Professor - Language and Literacy Education
Associate Dean, Student Services and Undergraduate Programs

Office: ED 355.15
E-mail: Val.Mulholland@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4618
Fax: 306-585-4006

Dr. Kathleen T. Nolan

Mathematics Education

Office: ED 394
E-mail: Kathy.Nolan@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4516
Fax: 306-585-4880
Website: http://www2.uregina.ca/ktnolan/

Mr. Jerry Orban

Manager, Student Placements and Field Experiences, Professional Development & Field Experiences Office

Office: ED 355.14
E-mail: Jerome.Orban@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4623
Fax: 306-585-4006

Dr. Pamela Osmond-Johnson

Assistant Professor
Educational Administration

Office: ED 379
E-mail: Pamela.Osmond-Johnson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4555
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
My primary research interests are in the area of teacher professional learning, teacher professionalism, and the work of teacher associations.  I am particularly interested in the manner in which teacher federations serve as platforms for teacher activism and broader notions of professionalism.  I am also interested in social justice leadership and understanding more about how educational leaders strategically navigate the space between supporting organizational priorities and challenging institutional norms.

Dr. Shauneen Pete

Associate Professor (on leave)
Educational Administration; Educational Core Studies

Office: ED 336
E-mail: Shauneen.Pete@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4518
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Heather Phipps

Minority Language Education

Office: LI 123
E-mail: Heather.Phipps@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5606
Fax: 306-585-4949

Dr. Fatima Pirbhai-Illich

Language and Literacy Education

Office: ED 340
E-mail: Fatima.Pirbhai-Illich@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5603
Fax: 306-585-4880
Website: http://fatimapirbhaiillich.wordpress.com/

Research interests
Fatima’s research examines issues around social and human justice in particular, her areas of interest and expertise are centred around the academic achievement of minoritized (immigrant, refugee, Indigenous) students. In addition, she has a great deal of research expertise in working with critical multicultural education, culturally responsive literacy education including multiliteracies, critical literacies, and English as an Additional Language within teacher education. Fatima’s research also focuses on processes of ethical engagement of internationalization in institutions of higher education.

Dr. Kathryn Ricketts

Assistant Professor
Arts Education - Dance Education

Office: ED 381
E-mail: Kathryn.Ricketts@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4525
Fax: 306-585-4880
Website: http://kathrynricketts.blogspot.com/

Research interests
I explore spectatorship and the culturally-inscripted body within our ever-growing world of fluid borders and hybrid identities with a focus on inclusive education.  While critiquing text centred educative strategies I strives to cultivate dynamic and imaginative spaces whereby the body at play, including all abilities and challenges, becomes the most critical tool for transformative learning across all subject areas. I move education onto a horizontal plane of exchange and empathy rather than a vertical plane of transmission. The reciprocal nature of this approach allows for vibrant explorations with self invested learners who become connected to and responsible for their immediate, local and global community.

Dr. Gale Russell

Assistant Professor
Mathematics Education

Office: ED 333
E-mail: Gale.Russell@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4510
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests

  • Impacts on and opportunities within mathematics and the teaching and learning of mathematics that result from the perspectives of different worldviews (in particular, the Traditional Western worldview and an Indigenous worldview);
  • Occurrences of polysemy between English and Aboriginal English within the mathematics register and its relationship to teaching and learning as well as culture and language preservation;
  • Teachers' and students' understanding of zero;
  • Preservice teachers' probabilistic thinking;
  • Ethnomathematics; and,
  • Factors influencing how preservice teachers choose their program of study.

Underpinning my research in all of these areas, which often merge and challenge one another, is a desire to decolonize education and mathematics.

Dr. Twyla Salm

Associate Professor
Health, Outdoor, Physical Education (HOPE), Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Programs

Office: ED 355.5
E-mail: Twyla.Salm@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4604
Fax: 306-585-4006

Research interests
Dr. Salm's research interests focus on teaching and learning in higher education with specific interest in developing the professional educator, mentoring and health curriculum change in higher education. She also studies anti-oppressive teacher education and the implications for interprofessional collaboration on school and community health.

Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose

Associate Professor, EPSY
Director, Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre

Office: ED 380
E-mail: JoLee.Sasakamoose@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4540
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose is an Anishinabe (Ojibwe) from M’Chigeeng First Nation in Ontario.  She is an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology and Counselling at the University of Regina.  She serves as the founding Director of the Health Advocacy and Research Training (HART) program that works in partnership with the Fred Sasakamoose Indigenous Youth Leadership and Wellness Program, a youth sport, recreation and health camp at the University of Regina.  She serves as Research Affiliate with the Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre, and a methodologist with the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research (SCPOR).  Dr. Sasakamoose is an Indigenous methodologist utilizing community and participatory-based research approaches with FN communities and peoples.  From a strengths-based, trauma informed decolonizing lens, her research engages Indigenous peoples in defining health and healthy communities; explores the intergenerational effects of historical trauma and traditional healing methods as protective factors with Indigenous peoples; utilizes neurodecolonization, contemplative mind body practices and Sîtoskâkewin© expressive therapies in the promotion of health and wellbeing.  Dr. Sasakamoose has received funding from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, the Community Initiatives Fund, the Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Heritage Foundation.  Dr. Sasakamoose teaches Group Counselling, Counselling Girls and Women, Counselling Children and Youth, Indigenous Family Therapies, and Indigenous Qualitative Research.

Dr. Sara Schroeter

Assistant Professor
Arts Education - Drama Education

Office: ED 385
E-mail: Sara.Schroeter@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4603
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Angela Snowshoe

Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology

Office: ED 221.10
E-mail: Angela.Snowshoe@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4509
Fax: 306-585-4880

Dr. Marc Spooner

Educational Psychology

Office: ED 377
E-mail: Marc.Spooner@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4538
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
Dr. Marc Spooner is a professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He specializes in qualitative and participatory action research at the intersections of theory and action-on-the-ground. His interests include: homelessness & poverty, "audit culture" & the effects of neoliberalization & corporatization on higher education, and social justice, activism, & participatory democracy. He has published in a variety of venues including peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, government reports, and popularizations. He is recognized by the Canadian Senate as an expert in homelessness and has been the principal investigator for several research studies on homelessness funded by federal and municipal governments.

Claire St. Cyr-Power

Secondment / Enseignante en prêt de service
Programme du baccalauréat en éducation

Office: LI 211.4
E-mail: Claire.St.Cyr-Power@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4530
Fax: 306-585-4949

Research interests
Claire St. Cyr – Power est enseignante en prêt de service au Programme du Bac à l’Université de Regina depuis 2012.  Elle cumule plus d’une vingtaine d’année d’expérience en grande majorité avec le Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF) où elle a occupé une variété de postes y inclus titulaire de classe, directrice adjointe et orthopédagogue.  Claire enseigne principalement des cours de l’année du pré-internat.  En plus de l’enseignement, elle est responsable de la supervision de stagiaires.  Elle offre également de l’appui langagier aux étudiants du Bac.

Dr. Larry Steeves

Associate Professor
Educational Administration

Office: ED 395
E-mail: Larry.Steeves@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4798
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
Upon joining the Faculty of Education in 2007, initial areas of research interest included accountability frameworks, educational investment and student learning, aboriginal education, school size and learning outcomes, and protection for minority faith education adherents. Since that time, research related to First Nations and Métis education has become an important focus. Examples include service as Principal Investigator for the research project, Seeking their Voices. This has resulted in a further research project, Indigenous leadership for Improved Indigenous Student Learning: Perspectives from the Field that, in conjunction with colleagues from Northern Arizona University, is currently underway.

Another area of interest relates to human resource management and, more specifically, leadership development programs. These research areas evolved in response to requests from the Saskatchewan educational administration community that program development in these areas were necessary. Examples of research/development include a Human Resource Graduate Certificate and research regarding teacher recruitment and retention, particularly in First Nations and northern Saskatchewan communities.

A final area of research focus has been the consideration of blended/online instruction. My involvement in online instruction has led to action research related to blended instruction. This work is ongoing.

Dr. Andrea Sterzuk

Associate Professor
Language and Literacy Education, Acting Dean, Faculty of Education

Office: ED 309
E-mail: Andrea.Sterzuk@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4500
Fax: 306-585-4880
Website: http://andreasterzuk.com/

Research interests
I work in the area of critical applied linguistics. My research tends to examine issues of power, identity and language in schools and in higher education. My previous research projects have explored language variation in elementary schools;  English-only ideology in higher education; and language planning and policy in higher education. My current project is a mixed-methods study of the development of language beliefs in pre-service teachers.

Dr. Alexandra Stoddart

Assistant Professor

Office: ED 324
E-mail: Alexandra.Stoddart@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5031

Research interests
Dr. Stoddart's research is focused on physical education, the physical education curriculum, and physical literacy using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.  She works collaboratively with teachers, students, and researchers in K-12 schools to explore these topics.  Her primary research area is exploring the concept of physical literacy and its development through quality physical education.  A second and complementary area of research is based on exploring physical literacy and its potential outside of the school system.

Dr. Joël Thibeault

Minority Language Education

Office: LI 125
E-mail: Joel.Thibeault@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4628
Fax: 306-585-4949

Research interests
Les recherches de Joël Thibeault ont trait à l’enseignement et à l'apprentissage de la grammaire du français en contexte plurilingue et minoritaire, et aux enjeux sociolinguistiques qui les sous-tendent. Ses travaux portent également sur le potentiel didactique que revêt la littérature de jeunesse pour l'enseignement des conventions linguistiques et la didactique du plurilinguisme.

Joël Thibeault's research focuses on the teaching and learning of French grammar within plurilingual and minority settings, as well as on the sociolinguistic issues that characterize the practice of French teachers who work in these educational environments. He is also interested in the use of children's literature in the teaching of linguistic conventions and the role of the learner’s first language when teaching the grammar of an additional language.

Dr. S. Anthony Thompson

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology

Office: ED 331
E-mail: Santhony.Thompson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4678
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
Dr. Thompson has researched broadly in the field on Inclusive Education; his work is largely informed by alternative understandings of dis/ablement. Dr. Thompson has conducted inclusive educational research in classroom settings, but also in larger areas such as disability policy through the Canadian Disability Policy Alliance (CDPA). Dr. Thompson is currently involved in a pan-Canadian study of teacher education and inclusive education. Recently, Dr. Thompson has become interested in arts-based research approaches and inclusive education.

Dr. Valerie Triggs

Associate Professor - Arts Education - Visual Education
Chair, Arts Education

Office: ED 335
E-mail: Valerie.Triggs@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5275
Fax: 306-585-4880