Dr. Carole Fleuret has a bachelor’s degree in remedial education and a master’s degree and doctorate in teaching French from the Université de Montréal. She has done research on writing socialization, as well as on spelling and the study of the socio-cognitive and cultural components involved in the appropriation of second-language texts using approximate spellings and young adult literature. She is interested in minority populations, multi-ethnic and plurilingual communities and an intercultural approach. She is a researcher with the CNRS Praxiling Laboratory in Montpellier, France.
Dr. Nancy Maynes
Dr. Blaine Hatt
Dr. Thomas Ryan
Dr. Samira ElAtia is an associate professor of education and the director of graduate studies of Faculté Saint‐Jean at the University of Alberta. She holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign. She specializes in the evaluation of competencies; her research interests focus on issues of fairness in assessment. She is member of the board of directors of the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks in Ottawa. She has served on expert panels for several international testing agencies: Educational Testing Service in the United States, Pearson Education in the United Kingdom, the International Baccalaureate Organization, Chambre du commerce et de l’industrie of Paris, and the Centre international des études pédagogiques of the Ministry of Education in France. Her research areas of interest include language assessment, sociolinguistic bias in assessment, socio-political impact on language programs and language test development.
Katy Ellsworth holds a Master of Arts degree in history from Queen’s University. She began her work in educational publishing with the Third International Mathematics and Science Study at the University of British Columbia. For more than ten years, she has worked for the Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) as Executive Director, and is co-author along with ACDE members Kris Magnusson and Blye Frank of “The ACDE Accords: A Case Study in Democratic Leadership” (in Shultz & Viczko, Eds., Assembling and Governing the Higher Education Institution, 2016). Katy is also Communications Manager for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education.