I am an education researcher and instructor in the Faculty of Education, and Leader of the Global Cohort in the Teacher Education Program at the University of Ottawa. My research interests include New Literacies, multiliteracies, cultural studies, and intercultural education.
My research team and I are currently working on SSHRC-funded research with elementary Teacher Candidates to help them integrate video production into the classroom as a critical digital literacy practice. We view student-produced videos as multimodal identity texts that have the potential to engage curriculum expectations as well as diverse student perspectives and identities. A key component of this project includes the development of an online DIY professional development hub for teachers and teacher educators interested in integrating student video production across the curriculum. The website resources will soon be available at: https://thecriticaldigitalliteracyproject com
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2012 Doctoral Dissertation Award for Excellence in Scholarship
Curriculum and Pedagogy Group
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 8
2012 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies
University of Waterloo, Ontario. May 29
2012 Doctoral Dissertation Award, Honourable Mention
American Educational Research Association.
Division B, Curriculum Studies
Vancouver, B. C., April 14
2011 Distinguished Graduate Student Paper
Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice
2004 Support Staff Graduate Prize for Outstanding Academic
Achievement (Master’s Program)
Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS:
2016-2018 SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2 years. ($67,276; and $13,687 from the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa). Title: The critical digital literacy project: Engaging curriculum and diversity through video production in Teacher Education.
2015-2016 Visiting Scholar. Institute for Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa.
2013–2015 Postdoctoral Scholar. Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.
2014 SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Recommended for Funding.
2010, 2011 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Recommended for Funding.
2005–2008 SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship ($60,000 over 3 years).
2005 University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship.
2005 Fonds de Recherche de Québec, Doctoral Scholarship ($6,666), Declined
2005 Ontario Government Doctoral Scholarship ($15,000), Declined
2004 University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship (4 years).
Ph.D. in Education.
Concentration: Society, Culture, and Literacies
Faculty of Education
The University of Ottawa, 2011
M.Ed. in Education.
Concentration: Second Language Teaching and Learning
Faculty of Education
The University of Ottawa, 2004
B.A. (Hons) in English Literature
Faculty of Arts
Simon Fraser University, 1987
Teacher Education Program (B.Ed. equivalent), Faculty of Education Simon Fraser University, 1983
French Immersion Program (1 year certificate), Faculté St. Jean University of Alberta, 1984–1985
French Language & Civilization (1 year certificate), L’Université Catholique de l’Ouest Angers, France, 1985–1986
Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacies. University of Rhode Island, U.S.A., 2016.