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Short Curriculum Vitae

Education

(2008-2012) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development,  Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning Department, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto

(2006-2008) Masters of Teaching (M.T.), Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning Department, OISE, University of Toronto

(2002-2006) Bachelor of Arts (B.A., with honours), University of Toronto

Recent Academic Teaching Positions 

(2017-current) Assistant Professor, Social Development Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

(2015-2017) Lecturer, Social Development Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

(2014-2016) Lecturer, Education and Society Program, Victoria College, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(2009-2017) Lecturer, Faculty of Community Services, Interdisciplinary Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(2013-2014) Instructor, Consortium for Peace Studies, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Publications

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Academic Service & Conference Organization

Journal Book Reviews Editor, Comparative and International Education, Journal of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC), 2016-present

PresidentCitizenship Education Research Network (CERN), 2014-2015

Program Chair, Citizenship Education Research Network (CERN), Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), St. Catharines, Ontario, 2013-2014

Conference Manager and Resource Fair Co-ordinator, Safe Schools for All: Peacemaking Education Conference, OISE, Toronto, Ontario, 2009-2010

Co-chair, Dean’s Graduate Student Research Conference, OISE, Toronto, Ontario, 2007-2008

Research Grants

2019-2021 (Principal Investigator), “Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding Dialogue in Schools.” Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $57,197.

2019-2021 (Co-Investigator and Evaluator, research and development project, PI is Dr. Kathy Bickmore, University of Toronto), “Sparks of Courage and Understanding: Manitoulin and North Shore Youth Building Bridges and Combating Racism.” Canadian Heritage. Research allocation = 10% of $162,754, approximately $16,000. 

2019-2021 (Principal Investigator and Evaluator, research and development project, CI is Dr. Kristina Llewellyn, University of Waterloo), “Restorative Schools: Creating a Culture of Care.” Hullman Foundation. Research allocation = $20,000. 

2019-2020 (Principal Investigator), “Refugees and Canada: Narratives of Hope and Resilience.” Renison University College, University of Waterloo Faculty Research Grant, $2,000.

2018-2020 (Principal Investigator), “Restorative and Peace-building Practices in Schools: Challenging Responses to Bullying, Violence, and Social Exclusion.” SSHRC Seed Grant, University of Waterloo, $7000

2018-2019 (Principal Investigator), “Teaching and learning with controversial issues in diverse postsecondary classrooms.” Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Grant, University of Waterloo, $5000.

2017-2018 (Principal Investigator), “Restorative and Peacemaking Practices for Diverse Youth.” Renison University College, University of Waterloo Faculty Research Grant, 2017-2018: $2,000.

2015-2016 (Principal Investigator), “Constructive Classroom Dialogue and Peacemaking Circles in Diverse Classrooms.” Renison University College, University of Waterloo Faculty Research Grant, $1,520.

2014-2015 (Principal Investigator), “Practicing Conflict Resolution and Cultural Sensitivity within Diverse Contexts: A Study of Interdisciplinary Community Service Practitioners and Students.” Teaching about Diversity Faculty Grant, Ryerson University, $2,600.

2009-2013 (Research Assistant and Post-Doctoral Researcher, PI: Kathy Bickmore, University of Toronto), “Peacebuilding Dialogue in Schools: Circle Processes for Restorative Problem-Solving and Democratic Learning.” Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, CAD $124,110

2009-2012, (Principal Investigator), “Inclusion in Peacebuilding Education: Discussion of Diversity and Conflict as Learning Opportunities,” Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, $30,000.

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