I am an Assistant Professor of STEAM Education and Graduate Program Director in the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
In my research I explore pedagogical practices and current discourses in STEAM education around typically underserved, linguistically and culturally diverse, and exceptional populations of learners and their teachers. At the centre of my research is the study of change, innovation, and access in pedagogical spaces, including virtual and face to face, with a focus on strategies and interventions. I have been creating a program of research around access to STEAM education to not only humanize and disrupt our interactions with the content of teaching, but also to humanize and disrupt teaching and our perceptions of the learners involved with the content.
My Graduate and Undergraduate teaching includes courses in Integrated STEAM Learning, Mathematics Methods and Content, Qualitative Research Methods, Curriculum Theory, and Theories of Learning.
In 2020 I received the Ontario Tech Early Career Teaching Award.