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 holds an undergraduate degree in English and Masters degree in Education from Brock University and a doctorate in education (Curriculum) from OISE at the University of Toronto. After a career as a teacher, consultant, coordinator, and administrator in public school systems in Ontario, she joined the Schulich School of Education at Nip[issing University and is now a full professor. Research interests include service learning, curriculum theory and implementation, optimizing instruction through the use of strong conceptual models, social studies, and teacher hiring and early career support.
Dr. Blaine E. Hatt (PhD & ADL E-Learning) is a Professor in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University. He is a former Secondary Principal and an elementary and secondary classroom teacher. His post-secondary teaching includes undergraduate courses in Imagination Creativity Education (ICE), Curriculum Design and Inquiry, Senior English; and, graduate courses in Creativity and Learning, Adult Learning, Educational Leadership, and various Literacy-based courses. His research interests focus on Imagination Creativity Education (ICE), teacher-hiring processes, communities of learnership, the principal as instructional and system leader, and, online learning experiences of instructors and adult learners. He is an inaugural recipient of NU’s Schulich Fellowship Award for Teaching and a past recipient of the Secretary of State Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian Literature, and of a Provincial and National Hilroy Award.
Dr. Thomas Ryan completed undergraduate degrees at Lakehead and a Master’s degree in Indian and Northern Education at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his doctorate at the University of Toronto (OISE) in the department of Teaching and Learning, and is now full Professor in the School of Education at Nipissing University, in North Bay, Ontario. He is a full member of Graduate Studies who previously taught online for Campus Alberta and at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Ryan often teaches the graduate level Research Methods course which has led to several books and over 100 articles to date.
Dr. Adam Adler is an Assistant Professor of Music Education (Tenured) at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario; he taught previously at the University of Windsor, the Crane School Music (SUNY Potsdam) and in the Ontario public school system. His scholarly interests include narrative and arts-based research, male gender in music education, and the economics of community music. He is the founding director of Near North Voices – North Bay’s University-Community Choir, and previously directed the Ford Motor Company Chorus (Dearborn), Crane Men’s Ensemble and Chorus (Potsdam), Just Singers (Toronto), the Hart House Singers (Toronto), and the Choir of Centenary United Church (Hamilton).
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.
Sharon Hu has over 15 years of combined experience as an instructional designer for the Justice Institute of BC, UBC’s Faculty of Education, and Vancouver Coastal Health. She was the Journal Manager for the Canadian Journal of Higher Education (CJHE) between 2005-2014 and was the CJHE Production Manager between 2005 – 2019.