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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Program

Faculty Profiles


Our faculty have multi-disciplinary teaching and research expertise in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to: 


Scott Davies (Program Coordinator)
Sociology of education; large-scale data analysis; research design and methods; policy-oriented research; organizational analyses; student achievement

Nina Bascia (Graduate Chair)
Educational policy analysis and program evaluation; policy and teachers' work; teacher leadership and development; teacher unions and professional associations

Carol Campbell
Educational change policy and practices, K-12; professional learning and development; student learning, achievement, and equity; whole system reforms; knowledge mobilization

Ruth Childs
Assessment design and equity; admissions processes; access to post-secondary education; evaluation systems; and survey research

Anna Katyn Chmielewski 
International comparisons of educational equity; socio-economic disparities in academic achievement; school segregation; curriculum differentiation and streaming; international large-scale assessments (PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS, PIAAC); sociology of education; quantitative methods

Claudia Diaz Rios
Politics of education; the interaction between global dynamics, domestic policies, and school change; changes in education governance, both globally and domestically, and their effects on the operation of schools and student learning

Joseph Flessa
Politics and education; school-level leadership; administrative, leadership and organizational theory; applied research; urban education; comparative education  

Reva Joshee
Democratic approaches in policy and education; education for peace principles; policy and diversity in Canada

Ann Lopez
Culturally responsive leadership and pedagogy; social justice leadership; school leadership; critical multicultural education; mentoring for diversity and equity; and teacher education 

John Portelli
Leading and equity; equitable education; student engagement in urban schools; critical democracy and educational leadership issues

James Ryan
School administration, philosophy and theory; student diversity; inclusive, social justice, and equity; micropolitics and leadership; organizational approaches to schooling 

Coleen Scully-Stewart
Educational leadership; organizational culture; educator development; school leadership, policy, change and social diversity

Marvin Zuker
Educational law, criminal and family law; intersections of law and education; teachers, administrators, human rights and the rights of the child