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

Professional Qualifications

  • Professional Physicist (P.Phys.), Canadian Association of Physicists (2013, 2018)
  • Qualified Teacher Status (Q.T.S.), National College for Teaching and Leadership, England, United Kingdom (2017)
  • Professional Certificate of Qualification, Teacher Regulation Branch, Ministry of Education, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (2012)
  • Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), Ontario College of Teachers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2000)

Elected Fellowships

  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (F.R.A.S.) (2019)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (F.R.S.A.) (2019)
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (F.R.G.S.) (2018)

Other Qualifications

  • Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)(B2) (2019)
  • Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)(B1) (2018)