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Earl Woodruff,
Chair, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development


Dr. Earl Woodruff was appointed Chair of the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development for a five year term beginning July 1, 2015. Professor Woodruff brings considerable experience in academic administration and program development to his new role as department Chair.

Working with Professor Carol Rolheiser, he spearheaded the development of OISE's Master of Teaching Program (MT) and was its program coordinator when it was housed in the former Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology (HDAP). As Associate Chair of HDAP he led the development of an innovative flex-mode delivery method in order to expand enrolment in the Master of Education in Developmental Psychology in Education program. He has held a number of important service roles within OISE, including Chair of Faculty Council.

Professor Woodruff is a respected and productive scholar specializing in the area of technology in education. His current research interests include emotion and cognitive engagement in academic learning, classroom instruction, and achievement.

His research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Australian Research Council, the Ontario Ministry of Education, and other funding agencies. He has considerable experience in graduate supervision.