Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Research Profiles

The Faculty of Education brings together diverse perspectives on education and fosters multidisciplinary expertise. Our research leads to enhanced knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning and progressive changes in educational policies and practices.

Our faculty research profiles are organized by fields of study for the Ph.D. program.

Curriculum Theorizing

Curriculum theorizing is an inquiry into the social, contextual, and historical facets of teaching and learning. This field extends beyond teaching disciplines and formalized curriculum mandates to explore the conditions that influence the practices of teaching and the emergence of learning. Curriculum theorizing scholars are engaged in curriculum research across the lifespan and across a variety of diverse teaching and learning contexts, whether school-based or non-school-based including community settings and non-governmental organizations.

Lee Airton Airton, Lee
Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education
Ben BoldenBolden, Ben
Associate Professor of Music Education
Peter ChinChin, Peter
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Coordinator of Technological Education
Theodore ChristouChristou, Theodore
Associate Professor of Social Studies
Christopher DeLucaDeLuca, Christopher
Associate Professor of Classroom Assessment
Ann Marie HillHill, Ann Marie
Professor of Technological Education
Rebecca Luce-KaplerLuce-Kapler, Rebecca
Dean of Education, Professor of Language and Literacy Education
Jamie PyperPyper, Jamie
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education (on academic leave)
Kristy TimmonsTimmons, Kristy 
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
Rena UpitisUpitis, Rena
Professor of Arts Education
Educational Studies

This field affords doctoral students the opportunity to work with faculty who are experts in subject disciplines (e.g., Mathematics, Music or English education), or educational foundations (e.g., History, Philosophy or Sociology of Education), teacher education, and equity, diversity, and inclusion in education. Many faculty in Educational Studies take up interdisciplinary theory and research methodologies, and collaborate with faculty members in other disciplines at Queen’s.

Ben BoldenAirton, Lee
Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education
Ben BoldenBolden, Ben
Associate Professor of Music Education
Rosa Bruno-JofréBruno-Jofré, Rosa
Professor of History of Education
Rosa Bruno-JofréButler, Alana
Assistant Professor
 
Theodore ChristouChristou, Theodore
Associate Professor of Social Studies
Ann Marie HillHill, Ann Marie
Professor of Technological Education
Lindsay MorcomMorcom, Lindsay
Assistant Professor, ATEP Coordinator
Marie J. MyersMyers, Marie J.
Professor of Applied Linguistics/Language and Communication (on academic leave)
Jamie PyperPyper, Jamie
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education (on academic leave)
Tom RussellRussell, Tom
Professor of Science Education and Teacher Development
Azza SharkawySharkawy, Azza
Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education
Learning & Cognition

This field concerns educational psychology. Current research foci of the researchers involved include learning and development, motivation, social cognition, individual differences in ability, health-related issues, and cognitive processes in learning.

Pamela BeachBeach, Pamela
Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy
Derek BergBerg, Derek
Associate Professor of Special Education
Richard ReeveReeve, Richard
Assistant Professor of Information and Communication Technology
Kristy TimmonsTimmons, Kristy 
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
Rena UpitisUpitis, Rena
Professor of Arts Education
Literacy

This field addresses learners’ reading and writing, both in first and subsequent languages. It has components in educational psychology, curriculum, and language assessment. Research foci include cognitive processes in reading, reading development, and writing.

Pamela BeachBeach, Pamela
Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy
Liying ChengCheng, Liying
Professor of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (academic leave Jan. - June 2018)
Rebecca Luce-KaplerLuce-Kapler, Rebecca
Dean of Education, Professor of Language and Literacy Education
Measurement, Assessment, Policy, Leadership and Evaluation (MAPLE)

There is a critical need for educational policy and decision making to be evidence informed. MAPLE represents faculty members who focus on applied inquiry and research related to student, professional and organizational learning and capacity building. More specifically, we are concerned with the measurement of educational outcomes; student growth, assessment, and achievement; policy studies and policy-making; leadership and governance, knowledge translation and mobilization; collaborative inquiry; and, program evaluation for development, improvement, accountability and decision making. Our work explores the meaning of individual, group, classroom, school, and system level data as these are interpreted within political, organizational and cultural contexts in Canada and internationally. Faculty members associated with this specialization include members of the Assessment and Evaluation Group.

Liying ChengCheng, Liying
Professor of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (on academic leave Jan.- June 2018)
Amanda CooperCooper, Amanda
Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership
Christopher DeLucaDeLuca, Christopher
Associate Professor of Classroom Assessment
Don KlingerKlinger, Don
Associate Dean Graduate Studies and Research, Professor of Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation 
Ben KutsyurubaKutsyuruba, Benjamin
Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership, and School Law
Kristy TimmonsTimmons, Kristy 
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
Special Education

This field concerns the application of psychological principles to the education of learners with exceptional needs in inclusive settings. Current research foci of the researchers involved include learning disabilities/dyslexia, mathematical disabilities/dyscalculia, and creating appropriate contexts for learners with special education needs.

Derek BergBerg, Derek
Associate Professor of Special Education