Experts List


The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) comprises over 900 scholars, researchers, and practitioners in education. Our expert list is a source for media needing experts to provide commentary on or analysis of news and other topics pertaining to education.

Accountability, Standardized Testing, and Equity in Education

Ardavan Eizadirad
University of Toronto
Email: ardavan.eizadirad@mail.utoronto.ca

Design graphique/Social design

Valérie Yobé, Ph.D.
Directrice de l’École multidisciplinaire de l’image
Université du Québec en Outaouais
T. 819-595-3900 #1880
Cell: 1 819 923-2559
Email: valérie.yobe@uqo.ca
(bilingual expert)

Digital and mobile technologies, technology and media in education

Dr. Jennifer Rowsell
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies
Professor
Brock University
Cell: 289-241-1409

Ann-Louise Davidson
Concordia University
Cell: 514-577-2378
Email: ann-louise.davidson@concordia.ca

Digital and mobile technologies in language learning

Martine Pellerin
University of Alberta
Téléphone : 780-465-8601, or 780-465-8601
Courriel : martine.pellerin@ualberta.ca
Cell: cell. 687-987-2294

Early Primary Education 

Scott Hughes, PhD
Mount Royal University
tel:   403-440-6342
cell. 587-585-3979
email:  shughes@mtroyal.ca

Educational Leadership 

Avraham Cohen, Ph.D., R.C.C., C.C.C.
Private Practice Psychotherapy and Counselling
Vancouver BC
(604) 313 8423
dr.avrahamcohen@gmail.com

Leadership of Educational Technology Initiatives and Education System Innovation

Jason Ribeiro
Ph.D. Candidate and SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar
University of Calgary
Tel: 587-578-4136
Email: ribeirja@gmail.com

English as an additional language, English language learning

May Kocatepe
United Arab Emirates
Tel: 971 561243184
email: mehtapkocatepe@hotmail.com or may_kocatepe@hotmail.com

e-portfolios

Martine Pellerin
University of Alberta
Téléphone : 780-465-8601, or 780-465-8601
Courriel : martine.pellerin@ualberta.ca
Cell : 687-987-2294

Gender, sexism, feminism, sex/sexuality

Shauna Pomerantz
Associate Professor
Department of Child and Youth Studies
Brock University
Tel: 905-688-5550, x5371
Cell: 289-407-1429
Email: spomerantz@brocku.ca

History, history and social studies education, history of education 

Kent den Heyer
Associate Professor & Editor, Canadian Social Studies
University of Alberta
Phone: (780) 492-4270; Fax: (780) 492-9402
cell number – 587-594-8757
email: kdenheye@ualberta.ca

Jonathan Anuik
University of Alberta
anuik@ualberta.ca
Tel: 780-904-8028

Inclusive Education 

Shelley Moore
University of British Columbia
Cell: 778-995-2320.
Email: shelleymoore79@gmail.com

Inclusive Arts

Lorna Sutherland
Educator/Artist
PhD student
University of Alberta
Tel: 587 988-9076
Email: lorna.sutherland@epsb.ca

Indigenous Education

Indigenous mental health

Jeffrey Ansloos, Ph.D., R.Psych.
University of Victoria
Tel: 250-532-0357
Email: ansloos@uvic.ca

Maker Culture

Ann-Louise Davidson
Concordia University
Cell: 514-577-2378
Email: ann-louise.davidson@concordia.ca

Mathematics and Mathematics Education

Amy Kong
Email: amy.kong@umhelena.edu
Tel: 1-406-447-6364

Philosophy of Education

Self-knowledge and self-awareness practices

Emily Sadowski, PhD candidate
(Philosophy of Education)
Faculty of Education
Simon Fraser University
Cell: 778-773-2609
Email: esadowsk@sfu.ca

Problem-based learning

Ann-Louise Davidson
Concordia University
Cell: 514-577-2378
Email: ann-louise.davidson@concordia.ca

Reconciliation

Jonathan Anuik
University of Alberta
anuik@ualberta.ca
(780) 904-8028

Religion, Religious Education & Religious Literacy

W. Y. Alice Chan
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Integrated Studies in Education
McGill University
alice.chan@mail.mcgill.ca

School Change, Curricular Change

Kent den Heyer
Associate Professor & Editor, Canadian Social Studies
University of Alberta
Phone: (780) 492-4270; Fax: (780) 492-9402
cell number – 587-594-8757
email: kdenheye@ualberta.ca

Sexual orientation and gender identity in education and culture

LGBTQ youth, politics, and social issues

Dr. Kristopher Wells
Faculty Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services
Associate Editor, Journal of LGBT Youth
University of Alberta
Kris.Wells@ualberta.ca
Cell: 587-987-1068

Preparing new teachers to understand and advocate for LGBTQ students

Joanne Tompkins
Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, St. Francis Xavier University
Tel: 902 867 5523
Fax: 902 867 3887
jtompkin@stfx.ca
Cell: 901 870 3884

Gender diversity

Hélène Frohard-Dourlent
University of British Columbia
Email: helenefd@gmail.com
Cell: 778-230-0648
(bilingual expert)

Governance, school and school board finance, school boards and trustees

Jason Ellis, PhD
Assistant professor, Educational Studies
The University of British Columbia
Email: j.ellis@ubc.ca
Cell: 604-738-9559
Office: 640-822-9190

Immigrant integration, social cohesion and transnationalism

Dr. Özge Bilgili
Utrecht University
Cell: +90 535 777 91 77
Email: ozge.bilgili@oecd.org or o.bilgili@uu.nl

Dania El Chaar
University of Calgary
delchaar@ucalgary.ca

Social inclusion, social integration and  social media

Nadia Naffi
Concordia University
Website: https://nadianaffi.com
Tel: +1 (514) 585-5865
email: nadianaffi@gmail.com

Teacher Education

Kent den Heyer
Associate Professor & Editor, Canadian Social Studies
University of Alberta
Phone: (780) 492-4270; Fax: (780) 492-9402
cell number: 587-594-8757
email: kdenheye@ualberta.ca

Technology and learning

Nadia Naffi
Concordia University
Website: https://nadianaffi.com
Tel: +1 (514) 585-5865
email: nadianaffi@gmail.com

Dr. Giuliana Cucinelli
Assistant Professor
Educational Technology Program
Co-director, Community and Differential Mobilities Cluster
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
Concordia University
Tel: 514-994-3836
Email: Giuliana.Cucinelli@Concordia.ca

Theatre and drama education 

Dr. John M. Richardson
Adjunct Professor of Education
University of Ottawa
jrichardson@ashbury.ca

Twenty-first century literacies 

Dr. Jennifer Rowsell
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies
Professor
Brock University
Cell: 289-241-1409
Email: jrowsell93@gmail.com

University professor workloads

Dr. Joanna Black PhD
Professor
University of Manitoba
Email:  Joanna.Black@umanitoba.ca.
Cell: 204. 250.5851

Violence in schools

Ontario Schools Preparedness for a Terrorist Attack or School Shooter

Delia Ollson- YRDSB Educator
Cell: 647-302-2143
Email: deliaollson@gmail.com

Youth culture, online youth culture, youth media practices

Dr. John M. Richardson
Adjunct Professor of Education, University of Ottawa
Email: jrichardson@ashbury.ca

Dr. Giuliana Cucinelli
Co-director, Community and Differential Mobilities Cluster
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
Concordia University
Tel: 514-994-3836
Email: Giuliana.Cucinelli@Concordia.ca

Shauna Pomerantz
Brock University
Tel: 905-688-5550, x5371
Cell: 289-407-1429
Email: spomerantz@brocku.ca

Media Statements


Apr 28

CSSE Media Statement Supporting Reconciliation

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Apr 28

CSSE Media Statement Supporting FN Caring Society

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Apr 28

CSSE expresses concern over U.S. Executive Order on immigration and refugees

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