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Tiffany Bayley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

tbayley@ivey.ca
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Daniella Bendo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
519 433-3491 x4469
dbendo2@uwo.ca

Isha DeCoito, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
519.661.2111 x 84454
idecoito@uwo.ca
Biography

Sam Frankel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

sfranke6@uwo.ca

George Gadanidis, Ph.D.
Professor
519.661.2111 x 88682
ggadanid@uwo.ca
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Rita A. Gardiner, Ph.D.

519.661.2111 x 87967
rgardin2@uwo.ca
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Rachel Heydon, Ph.D.
Professor
519.661.2111 x 81244
rheydon@uwo.ca
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Kathy Hibbert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
519.661.2111 x 88557
khibbert@uwo.ca
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Mi Song Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
519.661.2111 x 88601
mkim574@uwo.ca
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Laurie Kocher, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, CSSAL

lkocher@uwo.ca

Wayne Martino, Ph.D.
Professor
519.661.2111 X 88593
wmartino@uwo.ca
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Immaculate Namukasa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
519.661.2111 x 82271
inamukas@uwo.ca
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Erica Neeganagwedgin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
519.661.2111 x 87971
eneegana@uwo.ca
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Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Ph.D.
Professor
519.661.2111 x 80375
vpacinik@uwo.ca
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Anton Puvirajah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
519.661.2111 x 87354
apuvira@uwo.ca
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Augusto Riveros, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
519.661.2111 X 85205
gus.riveros@uwo.ca

Susan Rodger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
519.661.2111 X 88605
srodger2@uwo.ca
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Patrick Ryan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator-Childhood and Social Institutions
519 433-3491 x4442
pryan2@uwo.ca

Shelley Taylor, Ph.D.
Professor, Director DELF/DALF
519.661.2111 x 88582
taylor@uwo.ca
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Teresa Van Deven, Ph.D.
Curriculum Specialist
519.661.2111 x 89343
teresa.vandeven@schulich.uwo.ca

Melody Viczko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
519.661.2111 X 82000
mviczko@uwo.ca
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Zheng Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
519.661.2111 x 82837
zzhan58@uwo.ca
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Denise Hodgins, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty

denise.hodgins@uwo.ca

Randa Khattar
Adjunct Professor, Ph.D.


Sylvia Kind, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty

skind2@uwo.ca

Kathleen Kummen, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, CSSAL

kkummen@uwo.ca

Graduate Students

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Rosa Cendros

How do students interact with one another when they engage in online collaborative mind-mapping?

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Sarah Hennessy

Using research-creation methodology ECE, art and research come together in addressing climate change through the creation of an uncommon field guide.

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Kate Paterson

How are social justice and equity integrated across the program structures, curriculum, and pedagogy of preservice teacher education in Ontario?

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Atefeh Taherian K.

How can we promote early literacy using technology-enhanced pedagogical approaches and environments?

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Yi Chen

How could video games extend our understanding of teaching and learning?

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Narda Nelson

What does storytelling for earthly survival look and feel like in early years pedagogy and practice?

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Yogesh Jadhav

Educators or Administrators - Who provides quality elementary education?

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Lisa-Marie Gagliardi

How does staying with the ethical tensions of our entangled relations with other species as foods transform our pedagogical practices in early childhood education?

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Jill Dombrowski

What knowledge do health care professionals need about death and dying; and how might this knowledge be constructed?

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Najmeh Keyhani

How can social entrepreneurship support the link between STEM knowledge and social value?

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Kelly-Ann MacAlpine

How do alternative pedagogies open spaces of possibility for (re)thinking current approaches to early childhood environmental education?

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John Drew

In this period of ecological devastation, how can literary education enhance students' empathy for other animals and nature?

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Erin Clements

How does computational thinking affect students’ understanding and experiences in tertiary mathematics?

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Laura Coulman

How is disability produced in child care? How do conventions of early childhood education produce ideas about who is human enough (Russell, 1998) to participate in society?

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Ahlem Tabib

How to reach a constructive alignment between assessment and multimodal digital curriculum in ESL/EAP programs in Post-secondary education?

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Natalie Killick

How does cultural context in film and television affect language acquisition for learners of English as a second and/or foreign language?

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Steven Floyd

What theories and frameworks should guide Computer Science, Coding and Computational Thinking curriculum in K-12 education?

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Alexandra Berry

Through the arts, how might children and early childhood educators co-compose new ways of responding to waste issues?

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Mary Elijah

How do we regenerate our disappearing Oneida language?

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Melissa Gollan-Wills

How might combining multiple methods of analysis help us move beyond identifying what a phenomenon is to determine not only how it has come to be but why it continues to exist?

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Mohammed Estaiteyeh

How can Teacher Education programs enhance STEM pre-service teachers' understanding and implementation of differentiated instruction?

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Tarek Faid

Exploring the potential of the Scout Curriculum to contribute to the education of young people to become global citizens in the Arab Region.

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Tatiana Zakharova

What possibilities might open for pedagogy and design of spaces if children’s play was not seen as means of development but as world-making?

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Lian Chang

What are P/J teachers (Grades 1-6) knowledge and understanding of literacy practices and vocabulary instruction and how does technology impact these practices in the classroom?

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Fengchao Yu

My research interest is to look at how child-centered, play-based pedagogy is perceived and implemented in a teacher-directed and academic-oriented context in China?

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Mohammad Azzam

What are the factors that affect interprofessional education in the health professions from the perspectives of students as well as educators?

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