Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queen’s University, 2009)

  • Education
  • Major Field: Curriculum Studies; Minor Field: Cognitive Studies
  • SSHRC-Funded Research Program that explored the role experiences in a preservice teacher education program play in learning to teach physics

Master of Arts (University of Toronto, 2012)

  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History of Science Stream with a particular focus on the History of Physics
  • Coursework in History of Physics, Engineering, Technology, General Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Biology
  • Demonstrated reading knowledge of French

Master of Education (Queen’s University, 2006)

  • Education
  • Major Field: Curriculum Studies; Minor Field: Cognitive Studies
  • Thesis focused on the ways in which three pedagogies could support active-learning in a college physics classroom.

Bachelor of Education (Queen’s University, 2000)

  • Physics and Mathematics: Intermediate and Senior Divisions
  • Chemistry: Senior Division
  • Honours Specialist: Physics
  • Additional Basic Qualification: Primary Division

Bachelor of Science, Co-operative Program (University of Waterloo, 2000)

  • Physics major with courses in astrophysics, quantum physics, nuclear physics, statistical mechanics, classical mechanics, applied mathematics, psychology, and music
  • Waterloo-Queen’s Science Teaching Option