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Doris O’Brien-Teengs (Lakehead University, 2013)The silence that followed Indian Residential Schools: Sharing our stories and reconnecting oral history among Omushkego Cree family members in Ontario“. Supervisor: Dr. Michael Hoechsmann.

Paris Saruna (University of Windsor, 2014) “The Mama Scholar Juggling Act: Unraveling the Complexities of Navigating Motherhood and Academic Disruptions During Doctoral Studies Through Autoethnography”. Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri.

Lynn Trudeau (Brock University, 2016) “Inner/Spirit Fire and Indigenous Student/Researcher Identity: Differing Spaces from an Ojibway Perspective”. Supervisor: Dr. Lorenzo Cherubini.



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Tram Anh Bui (Brock University, 2016) “Intercultural Competence Development: Exploring International Graduate Student Leaders’ Journeys Through Contemplation and Mindfulness-Based Inquiry“. Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake.

Helen DeWaard (Lakehead University, 2018)Media and digital literacies in Canadian teacher educators’ open educational practices: A post-intentional phenomenology“. Supervisor: Dr. Michael Hoechsmann.

Tim Dolighan (Brock University, 2018)Exploring Teachers’ Experiences of Teaching Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Multi-Phase Study“. Supervisor: Dr. Michael Owen.

Taylor Downes (Brock University, 2017) Pre-Service Teachers Using Social Media: Self-Concept Development in Online Spaces“. Supervisor: Dr. Kamini Jaipal-Jamani

Keri-Lyn Durant (Lakehead University, 2016)Yearning to learn: A pandemic-inspired approach to grief literacy“. Supervisor: Dr. Pauline Sameshima.

Eduardo Guadalupe (University of Windsor, 2018)Cultural Intelligence in a Tourism Industry: Differences in Cultural Perceptions in a Brazilian Host Community“. Supervisor: Dr. Dragana Martinovic.

Haojun Guo (University of Windsor, 2019) Translanguaging and Bilingual/Cultural Acquisition: A Narrative Inquiry into Young Chinese Visiting Students’ International and Cross-Cultural Experiences between Canada and China” Co-Supervisors: Dr. Shijing Xu and Dr. Zuochen Zhang. 

Karen Julien (Brock University, 2016) Emotions, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Emotion Regulation for Academic Writing: A Collective Case Study with Doctoral Students“. Supervisor: Dr. Vera Woloshyn. 

(Kevin) Giang Nguyen Hoang Le (Brock University, 2019) Growing up Gay in Vietnam: Seeing and Experiencing the World Through Multimodal Visual Autoethnography“. Supervisor:Dr. Fiona Blaikie.

Lin Li (Univeristy of Windsor, 2019)On a New Taxonomy of Concepts and Conceptual Change: A Probabilistic Frame of Reference and Its Experimental Manifestations“. Supervisor: Dr. George Zhou.

Anneke McCabe (Brock University, 2018)Evoking A Soundscape: Inquiring Into Musician-Music Teachers’ Narratives“. Supervisor: Dr. Shelley Griffin.

Jhonel Morvan (Brock University, 2014)A Quest for Equity in School Mathematics in Ontario: Connecting Black Secondary Students’ School Experiences and Achievement to Principal Leadership“. Supervisor: Dr. Joyce Mgombelo.

Tammy Piche (Lakehead University, 2018)Youth Perspectives of Schooling in a Northern-Ontario Community“. Supervisor: Dr. Seth Agbo.

Svetlana Popovic (University of Windsor, 2017) The Spectrum of the Journey: Narrating Identities during Professional Learning in Pivotal Response Treatment for Novice Elementary Teachers of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder”. Supervisor: Dr. Cam Cobb.

Augustine Puthuva Parattukudi (Lakehead University, 2017)Challenged by Compassion: An Exploration of the Lived Experience of Compassion Fatigue Among Canadian Nurses Who Worked During COVID-19“. Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Melville.

Soheila Shahmohammadi (Brock University, 2017)Preservice Teachers’ Perceived Preparedness to Integrate Technology Into Teaching of Mathematics: A Mixed Method Study“. Supervisor: Dr. Kamini Jaipal-Jamani.

Kelly Shaw (Brock University, 2011)Tukisiven: Nunatsiavummiut Share Their Experience of Participating in a Nova Scotia Community College Child and Youth Care Diploma” Supervisor: Dr. Michelle McGinn.

Anita Toronyi (University of Windsor, 2018)Learning to Belong: An Autoethnography on Acculturation and Identity Negotiations“. Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri.


Salsabel Almanssori (University of Windsor, 2017) A Narrative Inquiry of Teacher Candidate: Experiences of Sexual Violence Prevention Education”. Supervisor: Dr. Christopher J. Greig.

William Ankomah (Brock University, 2017) Positive Experiences, Dreams, and Expectations of International Master’s Students at a Southern Ontario University: An Appreciative Inquiry”. Supervisor: Dr. Hilary Brown.

Elizabeth Boileau (Lakehead University, 2016) Relating and Learning with Other Beings, Materials, and Weather: Multispecies Assemblages at a Canadian Forest School“. Supervisor: Dr. Connie Russell. 

Julianne Burgess (Brock University, 2017) Diverse Belongings: An Improvisational Inquiry Into Newcomer Worlds, Worldings, and the Literacies of Belonging. Supervisor: Dr. Fiona Blaikie. 

Fouada Hamzeh (University of Windsor, 2014) “The State of Science Professional Learning Among Elementary Science Teachers”. Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri. 

Min Huang (Brock University, 2018) Mobile Learning Activities for Students’ English Learning Engagement in China”. Supervisor: Dr. Diane Collier.

Xuan Nguyen (University of Windsor, 2013) “Maintaining Cultural Values, Identity, and Home Language in Vietnamese Immigrant Families: Practices and Challenges“. Supervisor: Dr. Shijing Xu. 


Ghazala Ahmed (Brock University, 2015) South Asian Immigrant Women Conceptualizing Gender Roles in the Context of Family and Society in Southwestern Ontario”. Supervisor: Dr. Kamini Jaipal-Jamani.

Cassandra Burgess (Lakehead University, 2015) From Paper to Practice: Educator Understanding and Facilitation of Self-Regulation in the Kindergarten Classroom”. Supervisor: Dr. Sonia Mastrangelo.

Aliyyah Datoo (University of Windsor, 2014) Running on Empty: Exploring parent perceptions of special education processes. Supervisor: Dr. Cam Cobb.

Huizenga, Jack (Brock University, 2016) Looking in the Mirror of Authenticity: A Self-Study of Teacher Education Practice. Supervisor: Dr. Xavier Fazio.  

Jason Kennedy (Lakehead University, 2017) Male Outdoor Educators’ Understandings of Masculinity in Practice: A North American Case Study”. Supervisor: Dr. Connie Russell.

Nicole Lee (University of Windsor, 2016) The Perceived Influence of Non-Cognitive Skills on the Student Post-Secondary Journey”.  Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri.

Bryanna Scott Kay (Lakehead University, 2013) Reconciliation through métissage in higher education”.  Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Korteweg.


Jimmy Avoseh (Lakehead University, 2014) “Engaging Multiple Representations in Grade Eight: Exploring Mathematics Teachers’ Perspectives and Instructional Practices”. Supervisor: Dr. Ann Kajander.

Mohamad Ayoub (University of Windsor, 2014). “An Investigation of the Experiences of Syrian Refugee Students in Canadian Elementary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Study“.  Supervisor: Dr. George Zhou

Ziad Dabaja (University of Windsor, 2016) “An Explorative Case Study of the Perceptions and Attitudes of Lebanese School Educators Towards the Integration of Outdoor Education in the Teaching of School Curricula”.  Supervisor: Dr. Dragana Martinovic.

Brandy Doan (University of Windsor, 2015). “The Role of Bounded Rationality in School Improvement”.  Supervisor: Dr. Dragana Martinovic.

Susan Docherty-Skippen (Brock University, 2015).   “Self-Care as a Pedagogical Ontology in the Professional Care Practice of Others and with Others: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Self-Care in Nursing Education”.  Supervisor: Dr. Hilary Brown.

Linda Endersby (University of Windsor, 2016)  “Learning to be: Tacit knowledge of professional identity negotiated, developed, and communicated by emerging student affairs professionals within a community of practice”. Supervisor: Dr. Dragana Martinovic.

John Freer (University of Windsor, 2015). “Students’ Attitudes Toward Disability: A Tripartite Interventions“.  Supervisor: Dr. Cam Cobb.

Christina Garchinski (Brock University, 2015) A Mixed-Methods Effectiveness Study of the EQUIP – Narrative Filmmaking Program: A Multicomponent Psycho-educational Program for Teaching Adolescents to Think and Act Responsibly”. Supervisor: Dr. Ann-Marie DiBiase.

Tracey Gurbin (University of Windsor, 2013). “Learning that Sustains the Use of an Appropriate Technology”.  Supervisor: Dr. George Zhou.

Linda Ismailos (Brock University, 2016) “Perceptions of Change in Self-Efficacy to Pursue Postsecondary Education for Students with Exceptionalities Participating in a Postsecondary Transition Program”. Supervisor:  Dr. Tiffany Gallagher.

Alaa Kutbi (University of Windsor, 2015). “Perceptions of Female Faculty Members at King Abdulaziz University on Social Media as a Teaching Tool: Challenges and Best Practices”.  Supervisor: Dr.  Zuochen Zhang.

Edwin Laryea (Brock University, 2012) “Exploring the Factors That African Refugee-Background Students Identify as Being Helpful to Their Academic Success”. Supervisor: Dr. Denise Armstrong.

Jessica Msofe (Lakehead University, 2016). “Focusing on the Future: Congolese Students’ Perceptions of and Experiences with Secondary Education in Nyarugusu Camp“.  Supervisor: Dr. Seth Agbo.

Sharon Oake (Brock University, 2009).“Faculty Perspectives on e-Learning Policy in a Canadian University”.  Supervisor:  Renée Kuchapski.

Bob Rigas (Brock University, 2013) Trends Shaping Education and Innovative Learning Environments: A Discourse Analysis of OECD CERI ProjectsSupervisor: Dr. Renée Kuchapski.

Cathy VanderVliet (Brock University, 2013).“Negotiating a Gendered Neo-Calvinist Pillar: Immigrant Loss, Transformation, and Lifelong Learning”.   Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Taber.


Kimberly Hillier (University of Windsor, 2012). “Motherhood and Academia: Exploring the Experiences of Graduate Student and Faculty Mothers within the Southwestern Ontario Context”.    Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Greig.

Jeffrey Irvine (Brock University, 2012). Investigating the Impact of Lessons Based on Marzano’s Theory of Learning on Student Attitude, Engagement, and Achievement in Grade 10 Academic Mathematics”. Supervisor: Dr. Xavier Fazio.

Justine Jecker (Lakehead University, 2015). “Improving Indigenous Access to Healthcare Services Through Inter-professional Collaboration”.  Supervisor: Dr. Seth Agbo.

Laura Lane (Brock University, 2011).  “Facebooking for Feminism: Social Network Sites as Feminist Learning Spaces”.  Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Taber.

Enoka Makulloluwa (Brock University, 2012).  Utilizing ESL Learners’ Socio-Cognitive Resources to Enhance General Academic Vocabulary Acquisition”.  Supervisor: Dr. Tiffany Gallagher.

Martha Moon (Lakehead University, 2014).  “Learning through relationship: In-Context development for teachers of Indigenous Students.”  Supervisor: Dr. Paul Berger

Sharon Moukperian (Brock University, 2006). “Investigating the Emotional Impact of Narrative Dialogue on Struggling Readers’ Discovery of Learning Potential”.  Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Rowsell.

Kimberly Radersma (Brock University, 2013).  “Exploring the Implications of White Teacher Identity in a Critical Participatory Action Research Study”.  Supervisor: Dr. Dolana Mogadime

Jody Rebek (Lakehead University, 2015).  “Mindful Leader Development of Undergraduate Students”.  Supervisor: Dr. Seth Agbo.

Sean Schat (Brock University, 2012).  Exploring Adolescent Student Perceptions and Experiences of Educational Care.”  Supervisor: Dr. Trevor Norris.

Sara Shahbazi (University of Windsor, 2016) . Finding the Right Fit: Exploring ESL Teachers and Students’ Perceptions of iLit ELL, a Technology-based Literacy Programs Use with High School English Language Learners”.  Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri.

Justin Teeuwen (University of Windsor, 2015).  “Investigating the Transfer of Metacognition to Domains Distinct from Mathematics”.  Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri.

Shuzhen Zhao (Windsor University, 2012).  “A Study of Graduate Students’ Information Literacy Needs in the Electronic Resource Environment”.  Supervisor: Dr. George Zhou.


Paola Borin (Brock University, 2011). “Impact and Effects of Learning Outcome-Oriented Program Review Policy Changes in Ontario Universities”.  Supervisor: Dr. Louis Volante

Susan Boyko (Brock University, 2008). “Because it Breaks Your Heart: A Study of Transformational Learning Among Adults with Cancer.”  Supervisor: Dr. Sharon Abbey.

Kristen Clarke (Brock University, 2011). “Informal Teacher Leaders: Secondary School Teachers’ Perceptions of How They Collaboratively Construct and Implement Classroom Assessment Policy and Practice.”  Supervisor: Dr. Denise Armstrong.

Julia Colella (University of Windsor, 2013). “Plagiarism, Education, Perceptions and Responsibilities in Post-Secondary Education.”  Supervisor: Dr. Terry Sefton.

James Czank (Lakehead University, 2010).  “People in Discursive Spaces: Entry-level Humanities Education for Non-traditional Adult Learners.”  Supervisor: Dr. Juanita Ross Epp.

Boguslawa Gatarek (University of Windsor, 2009).  “Animals are Us: Applying the Common Ingroup Identity Model to Humane Education.”  Supervisor: Dr. Dragana Martinovic.

Betsy Keating (University of Windsor, 2008). “Undergraduate Teaching Assistants’ Conceptions of Teaching.”  Supervisor: Dr. Erika Kustra.

Frank Nezavdal (Brock University, 2007). “A Qualitative Study of Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Awareness, Readiness, and Response to Discrepancy in Student Outcomes in a Greater Toronto Area School District.”  Supervisor: Dr. Dolana Mogadime.

Melissa Oskineegish (Lakehead University, 2013).  “The Role of Self-Reflective Practices in an ‘Aboriginal Education’ Course in Teacher Education.”  Supervisor: Dr. Paul Berger.

Anouchka Plumb (University of Windsor, 2008).  “International Students’ Perceived University Schooling Experience in the Face of Internationalization.”  Supervisor: Dr. Christopher J. Greig.

Alexa Scully (Lakehead University, 2010).  “Whiteness and Land in Indigenous Education in Canadian Teacher Education”.  Supervisor: Dr. Paul Berger.

Owen Webb (Brock University, 2013). “Leading Restorative Change: A Case Study of Implementing and Sustaining Restorative Culture in an Ontario Middle School.” Supervisor: Dr. Julien Kitchen.


Jennifer Brant (Brock University, 2011). “Journeying Toward a Praxis of Indigenous Maternal Pedagogy: Lessons from Our Sweetgrass Baskets.” Supervisor: Dr. Michelle McGinn.

Nisreen Elkord (University of Windsor, 2010). “Arab Immigrant High School Students’ Perceptions of their High School Experiences in Canada: A Narrative Inquiry.” Supervisor: Dr. Shijing Xu.

Ju Huang (University of Windsor, 2011). “A Narrative Inquiry into Chinese Pre-Service Teacher Education and Induction in Southwest China through Cross-Cultural Teacher Development.” Supervisor: Dr. Shijing Xu.

Nina Lee (Brock University, 2010). “Teaching Learners of English as an Additional Language: Re-Concenptualizing Mainstrem Teacher Preparedness in the Growing Linguistic Mosaic of Ontario.” Supervisor: Dr. Chunlei Lu.

Perez Oyugi (Brock University, 2011). “Institutional Dimensions of Professional Knowledge: Implications for School Administrator Constructions of Equitable Leadership Knowledge in Kenya and Canada”. Supervisor: Dr. Denise Armstrong.

Laxmi Pathak (Lakehead University, 2013).  “Opportunities for Character Development in Multi-Cultural Settings.”  Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Melville

Barbara Pollard (University of Windsor, 2011). “Exploring the Facilitation of Critical Consciousness with Preservice Teachers.” Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Greig.

Leigh Potvin (Lakehead University, 2013). “More than Pink Shirts and Posters: Beyond the Limits of Anti-Homophobia Education.” Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Walton.

Antonio Redfern-Pucci (Lakehead University, 2010).  “The Consumed University: Probing Neoliberalism in Higher Education.”  Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Walton.

Joanne Reid (Brock University, 2008). “The Experience of Being a Collaborative Writer.” Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake.

Monique Somma (Brock University, 2013). “Special Educators’ Experiences of Change Through Inclusive Education: The Development of the Inclusion Continuum of Change.” Supervisor: Dr. Sheila Bennett.

Varainja Stock (Lakehead University, 2012). “The Transformative Potential of Community and Collective Arts Pedagogies in Thunder Bay, Canada.” Supervisor: Dr. Pauline Sameshima.

Sirous Tabrizi (University of Windsor, 2014). “A Comparison of Educational Leadership in Islamic and Western Countries and a Suggestion of a Model for a Global Society.” Supervisor: Dr. Glenn Rideout.


Danielle Beckett (Brock University, 2008) “The Untried Path: Exemplary School Teachers’ Understanding of and Experience with Classroom Assessment.” Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake.

Po-Ling Bork (Brock University 2010) “Augmented Video Self-Modeling as an Intervention Technique for Young Children with Selective Mutism: An Explanatory Sequential Study.” Supervisor: Dr. Sheila Bennett.

Carol Carruthers (University of Windsor, 2013) “How the Affordance Provided by a Technology-enhanced Learning Intervention can Impact the Self-awareness and Self-regulation of Community College Foundational Mathematics Students.” Supervisor: Dr. Dragana Martinovic.

Kara Delicata (University of Windsor, 2011) “Gender, Ableism, and Schooling: Exploring the Experiences of Women with Physical Disabilities and Women with Learning Challenges in a Post Secondary Context.” Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Greig.

Patricia Hopper (University of Windsor, 2008) “Podium Discourse: Verbal Communication in Secondary School Band Programs.” Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Bayley.

Blessing Igbokwe (University of Windsor, 2009) “Environmental Literacy Assessment – Assessing the Strength of an Environmental Education Program (Eco Schools) in Ontario Secondary Schools for Environmental Literacy Acquisition.” Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri.

Gail Kuhl (Lakehead University, 2009) “Living Well in a World with Wolves: Educators’ Perspectives.” Supervisor: Dr. Connie Russell.

Cynthia Parr (Brock University, 2010) “Facilitating an Educational Development Initiative Focused on Reading Comprehension Instruction: Exploring University Professors’ Experiences and Beliefs.” Supervisor: Dr. Vera Woloshyn.

Andrea Prier (University of Windsor, 2011) “From Exceptional to Expelled: Exploring the Psychological Types of Exceptionally Bright but Academically ‘At-Risk’ University Learners.” Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri.

Tracy Shields (Lakehead University, 2012) “Cross-cultural Organizations and the Empowerment of First Nations Learners.” Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Melville.

Adam Stibbards (Lakehead University, 2009) “Embodied Transformation: Tapping into the Nature of Emergent Learning.” Supervisor: Dr. Tom Puk.

Philip Teeuwsen (Brock University, 2007)  “Understanding the Intersection of Reformed Faith and Dutch Immigrant Culture in Ontario Independent Christian Schools: Principals’ Experiences and Perspectives.” Supervisor: Dr. Susan Tilley.

David Thompson (University of Windsor, 2011) “Complexity Theory and Interprofessional Education in Health.” Supervisor: Dr. Darren Stanley.


Atinuke Adeyemi (University of Windsor, 2011) “Investigating and Overcoming Mathematics Anxiety in In-Service Elementary School Teachers.” Supervisor: Dr. Dragana Martinovic.

Peter Bates (University of Windsor, 2010) “Navigating Curricular Change in the Visual Arts in Ontario.” Supervisor: Dr. Terry Sefton.

James Borland (University of Windsor, 2009) “An Historical Geography of Ontario School-Board-Operated Outdoor Education Centres.” Supervisor: Dr. Larry Glassford.

Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio (Lakehead University, 2009) “What Guides us Here? Exploring community health nurses’ experiences of moral distress.” Supervisor: Dr. Sonja Grover.

Rahul Kumar (Brock University, 2004) “University Faculty Members’ Understanding of their Role: Identity, Power and Silence.” Supervisor: Dr. Coral Mitchell

Kristine Lake (Lakehead University, 2006) “Elementary Schoolchildren’s Perspectives on Character: An exploration using a children’s rights participatory framework.” Supervisor: Dr. Sonja Grover.

Monique Mallet-Boucher (Brock University, 2009) “The Lived Experience of Nursing Students with Formatie Assessment Formally Embedded in Clinical Courses: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study.” Supervisor: Dr. Joe Engemann.

Vanessa Mio (University of Windsor, 2011) “Foundational Learning and Rehabilitation: An Investigation of the Remedial Strategies of Postsecondary Violin Instructors.” Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Bayley.

Ewelina Niemczyk (Brock University, 2010) “A Case Study of Doctoral Research Assistantships: Access and Experiences of Full-Time and Part-Time Education Students.” Supervisor: Dr. Michelle McGinn.

Emily Root (Lakehead University, 2009) “Dis-placing Myself: Decolonizing a Settler Outdoor Environmental Education.” Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Korteweg.

Deborah Weston (Brock University, 2009) “Investigating the Relationships Between Teacher Identity Norms and Collaboration.” Supervisor: Dr. Coral Mitchell.

Deidre Wilson (University of Windsor, 2009) “On the Relationship Between Complexity Theory, Professional Learning, and Lesson Study in Intermediate Mathematics Classrooms.” Supervisor: Dr. Darren Stanley.


James Angus (Lakehead University, 2007) “Experienced Aboriginal Teachers’ Narratives in the Publicly Funded School System.” Supervisor: Dr. Juanita Epp.

Erin Cameron (Lakehead University, 2010) Throwing Their Weight Around: A Critical Examination of Faculty Experiences with Challenging Dominant Obesity Discourse in Post-Secondary Education.” Supervisor: Dr. Teresa Socha.

Katia Ciampa (Brock University, 2010) “Mobile Books: Effect of Engagement on Students’ Motivation and Cognitive Strategy Use.” Supervisor: Dr. Tiffany Gallagher.

Ismel Gonzalez (Lakehead University, 2007) “Rethinking Modern Languages and Cultures Instruction as Decolonizing Pedagogy.” Supervisor: Dr. Mary Clare Courtland.

Catharine Ann Kennerly (Brock University, 2003 “Metaphorical Interpretation: Measuring and Facilitating Growth.” Supervisor: Dr. Rosemary Young.

Amy Farrell-Morneau (Lakehead University, 2008) “Memengwaawid, to be a Butterfly: An Indigenous Exploration of Northwestern Ontario Anishinawbe and Muskego or Ininiw Sacred Stories and Teachings in a Contemporary Novel.” Supervisor: Dr. Judy Iseke.

Lori-Ann Goff (Brock University, 2010) “Conceptions of Quality and Approaches to Quality Assurance in Ontario’s Universities.” Supervisor: Dr. Louis Volante.

Chrispina Lekule (University of Windsor, 2010) “Investigating School Experiences of Vulnerable Children in Singida Tanzania: Challenges, Strategies and Possible Interventions.” Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Allen.

Catherine Longboat (Brock University, 2008 “Relationship Building with Aboriginal Elders in the Publicly Funded Secondary School Classroom: A Study of Ethical Space from an Aboriginal Persepective.” Supervisor: Dr. Michael Manley-Casimir.

Blair Niblett (Lakehead University, 2008) “Narrating Activist Education: Teachers’ Stories of Affecting Social and Political Change.” Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Walton.

Sarah Pashagumskum (Lakehead University, 2005). “First Nations Student Engagement in Secondary School: Enhancin Student Success in a Northern Eeyou Community”. Supervisor: Dr. Connie Russell.

Krista Pearson (Lakehead University, 2007). “Social Justice and Equity: Exploring the Perspectives of Senior Administrators on Whiteness and Racism in Post-Secondary Education.”. Supervisor: Dr. Seth Agbo.

Snezana Ratkovic (Brock University, 2007) “Teachers Without Borders: Exploring Experiences, Transitions, and Identities of Refugee Women Teachers from Yugoslavia.” Supervisor: Dr. Susan Tilley.

Kelly Rizzo (Brock University, 2007) “A Mixed-Method Study of Educator Knowledge and Practice Related to Student Socio-moral Development.” Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Bosacki.

Kael Sharman (University of Windsor, 2008) “Gender, Class and Curriculum at W.D. Lowe Technical Secondary School, 1923-1973. Supervisor: Dr. Larry Glassford.

Patrick Tierney (Brock University, 2011) “Perceptions of Adolescent Males and Their Parents as to Factors That Influence the Young Men’s Academic Performance.” Supervisor: Dr. David Hutchinson.

Michelle Turan (University of Windsor, 2007) “Family Perspectives on the Ontario Autism Intervention Program: A Multi-method Study.” Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Starr.

Rebecca Zak (Codack) (Brock Unviersity 2010) “Raising Creativity: Exploring How Creativity Can be Nurtured in Educational Contexts.” Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Rowsell.


May Al Fartousi (Brock ​University, 2008) “Unveiling Shi’I Religious Identities: Case Studies of Hijab in Culturally Homogeneous Canadian School. Supervisor: Dr. Dolana Mogadime.

Anna Marie Aquino  (Lakehead University, 2005) “Preservice Teacher beliefs about Teaching Language Arts and Literacy.”  Supervisor: Dr. Mary Clare Courtland.

Mirjana Bajovic (Brock University, 2007) “Violent Video Game Playing, Moral Reasoning, and Attitudes Towards Violence in Adolescents: Is There a Connection?” Supervisor:  Dr. Anne Elliott.

Kate Cassidy (Brock University, 2006) “The Essence of Feeling a Sense of Community: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Inquiry with Middle School Students and Teachers. Supervisor: Dr. Michelle McGinn.

Carolyn Maingot (Brock University, 2006) “Voices of the Undereducated in Adult Education and Training in Ontario: A Phenomenographic Approach.” Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kompf.

Michelle Servais (University of Western Ontario, 2003) “Understanding Teachers’ Information Needs, Perceived Competencies, and Information Seeking Behaviours for Special Education Information.” Supervisor: Dr. Robert Sandieson.

Carlos Zerpa (Lakehead University, 2008) “The Effect of Removing Examinees with Low Motivation on Item Response Data Calibration.” Supervisor: Dr. Christina VanBarneveld.


Anne Arthur (University of Windsor, 2003) “In Search of a Place to Be: Perspectives of Creative Adolescents on their First Years of High School.” Supervisor: Dr. Terry Sefton.

Randy Boyd (Lakehead University, 2003) “Welcome to the modern world, painted stick: postmodern magic in educational virtual reality.” Supervisor: Dr. Hope-Arlene Fennell.

Frances Chandler (Brock University, 2004) “Leadership and its Impact on the Success of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Funded Collaborative Research Projects.” Supervisor: Dr. Michael Manley Casimir.

Jill Grose (Brock University, 2003) “TA tales: [Re]storying the Teaching and Learning Experiences of University Teaching Assistants.” Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kompf.

Mary Lovering (Brock University, 2006) “Beyond the Veil: A Case Study of Context, Culture, Curriculum, and Constructivism at Dubai Women’s College.” Supervisor: Dr. Ann Elliott.

Sylvia Moore (Lakehead University, 2005) “Trickster Chases the Tale of Education.” Supervisor: Dr. Judy Iseke.

Jan Oakley (Lakehead University, 2007) “Cutting Edge Controversy: The Politics of Animal Dissection and Responses to Student Objection. Supervisor: Dr. Connie Russell.

Sherry Ramrattan Smith (Brock University, 2005) “Critical Connections: Teachers Writing for Social Justice.” Supervisor: Dr. Susan Tilley.

Kathryn Storey (University of Western Ontario, 2004) A Critical Analysis of the Factors that Promote and Support Leadership and Advocacy for People with Lived Experience with Mental Health Problems or Illness.” Supervisor: Dr. Ronald Hansen.

David Telles-Langdon (University of Western Ontario, 2004) “A Descriptive Study Utilizing Grounded Theory: The Moral-Reasoning Process of Coaches.” Supervisor: Dr. Ellen Singleton.

Linda Weber (University of Western Ontario, 2004) “International Chinese and Canadian Students ‘ Experiences of Internationalization at a Canadian University.” Supervisor: Dr. Goli Rezai-Rashti.

Yi Zhou (University of Windsor, 2007) “A Study of Chinese University Teachers and Their Intercultural Competence Teaching.” Co-Supervisors: Dr. Jonathan Bayley and Dr. Shijing Xu.


Hilary Brown (Brock University, 2003) “I Must Walk Through the Gate: An Ontological Necessity.” Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake.

Pamela Cook (University of Windsor, 2004) “Emergent Voices from an Orphanage School in Belize, Central America.” Supervisor: Dr. Kara Smith.

Ming (Bonny) Jung (University of Western Ontario, 2003) “The Professional Master ‘s Occupational Therapist: Developing an Emerging Professional Identity.” Supervisor: Dr. Carol Beynon.

Kevin Ker (Brock University, 2003) “A Case Study Investigation of the Learning Needs of the Niagara Grape and Wine Community.” Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kompf.

Laurie Leslie (Lakehead University, 2005) “Becoming a Literacy Teacher: From Teacher Preparation through the First Two Years of Literacy Teaching.” Supervisor: Dr. Mary Clare Courtland.

Jelena Magliaro (University of Windsor, 2006) “Comparing Information Literacy Needs of Graduate Students in Selected Graduate Programs through the Technology Acceptance Model and Affordance Theory.” Supervisor: Dragana Martinovic.

Mary Mallik (Lakehead University, 2002) “Multicultural Ways of Knowing: Reading the Kite Runner in a Grade 11 Class.” Supervisor: Dr. Mary Clare Courtland.

Sonya Pancucci (Brock University, 2002) “The Expression and Development of Teachers’ Capacities within Two Learning Communities: A Participant-Observer Case Study.” Supervisor: Dr. Coral Mitchell.


Janis Cox (Lakehead University, 2005) “Can Education be Healing?: Adult Women’s Motivations for and Experiences with University Education.” Supervisor: Dr. Hope-Arlene Fennell.

Leisa Desmoulins (Lakehead University, 2002) “E/raced: Aboriginal Youth Identities and Schooling.” Supervisor: Dr. Mary Clare Courtland.

Arlene Grierson (Brock University, 2004) “Show Me, Help Me, Let Me: Supporting Teachers’ Changing Conceptions of Reading Assessment and Reading Instruction.” Supervisor: Dr. Vera Woloshyn.

Yi Lin (University of Windsor, 2007) “Investigating Role-play Implementation: A Multiple Case Study on Chinese EFL Teachers Using Role-play in Their Secondary Classrooms.” Supervisor: Dr. Kara Smith.

Thinan Nakaprasit (Brock University, 2002) “Identifying Language Needs of ESL Students in a Canadian University Based English Language Program”. Supervisor: Dr. Merle Richards.

Karen Roland (University of Windsor, 2003) “Examining the Under-Representation of Aboriginal Scholars in the Ontario Professoriate: Policy Implications for Faculty Recruitment and Retention.” Supervisor: Dr. Benedicta Egbo.

Lan Zhong (University of Windsor, 2005) “Chinese Immigrant Parents’ Involvement in the Education of Their Elementary School Children in Windsor, Ontario: Perceptions and Practices.” Supervisor: Dr. Nombuso Diamini.


Debra Attenborough (Brock University, 2000) “Partnerships for Arts Integration: Exploring the Experiences of Teachers and Artists Working with Integrated Arts Programs.” Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake.

Paul Berger (Lakehead University, 2004) “Inuit Vsions for Schooling in One Nunavut Community.” Supervisor: Dr. Connie Russell

John Guiney Yallop (Western University, 2003) “Out of place:  A poetic journey through the emotional landscape of a gay person’s identities within/without communities.”  Supervisor: Cornelia Hoogland

Suguna Loganathan (Brock University, 2001) “Emergence of Conscious Awareness of Underlying Verbal and Visual Rules Over Time in Moderate Closed-Head Trauma Patients.” Supervisor: Dr. Merle Richards.

Kimberly Maich (Brock University, 2002) “Opening a Can of Worms: Perceptions and Practices of Teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador Incorporating the Role of a Therapist.” Supervisor: Dr. Don Dworet.

Dirk Windhorst (Brock University, 2002) “Educating for Love of Wisdom: John Dewey and Simone Weil.” Supervisor: Dr. John Novak.


J. Brent Ellis (University of Windsor, 2005) “Special Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Barriers to Assistive Technology Integration in Ohio.” Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Bayley.

Deanna Pecaski McLennan (University of Windsor, 2004) “Kinder-caring: Exploring the Use and Effects of Sociodrama in a Kindergarten Classroom.” Supervisor: Dr. Kara Smith.

Nicola Simmons (Brock University, 2004) “What’s the Difference Under the Gown? :New Professors’ Development as University Teachers.” Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kompf.


Nancy Fenton (Brock University, 2002) “From the Ground Up: Understanding how Teachers and Administrators Make Sense of Tension.” Supervisor: Dr. Coral Mitchell.

Kenneth McClelland (Brock University, 2001) “Opening Truth to Imagination: The Pragmatism of John Dewey and Richard Rorty.” Supervisor: Dr. John Novak.

Howard Slepkov (Brock University, 2000) “Teacher Professional Growth in an Authentic Learning Environment.” Supervisor: Dr. Jim Kerr.

Sheila Windle (University of Windsor, 2002) “Human Engagement: The English language learning process of Korean university students in Canada.” Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Allen.

Salah Zogheib (University of Windsor, 2003) “Explaining Computer use Among Preservice Teachers: Towards the Development of a Richer Conceptual Model Incorporating Experience, Demographic, Motivation, Personality, and Learning Style Clusters of Variables.” Supervisor: Dr. Larry Morton.


Beth Daly (University of Windsor, 2001) “An Investigation of Empathy in Adults as a Function of Variables in Three Clusterings: Dispositional, Situational, and Biophilial.” Supervisor: Dr. Larry Morton.

Elena Qureshi (University of Windsor, 2001) “Investigation of factors affecting students’ satisfaction with online course components.” Supervisor: Dr. David Kellenberger.

Geraldine Salinitri (University of Windsor, 2000) “Teachers’ Interfaculty Mentorship Efforts: T.I.M.E. A Study Evaluating the Effects of a Formal Mentoring Program on First-Year At-Risk Students.” Supervisor: Dr. Larry Morton.

Jane Saunders (Lakehead University, 2000) “The Sound of Music: The Expert Teaching of Diane Garrett.”  Supervisor: Dr. Fiona Blaikie.

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