About

About

EDUCATION

1998
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto
Ontario Doctor of Education (EdD). Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Thesis: Principals’ Responses to Equity In-service

1982
University of Windsor, Ontario
Master of Education (MEd), University of Windsor
Curriculum project: Designing an FSL Curriculum for a District School Board

1971
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
University of Windsor, Ontario
B.A., B. Ed., McGill University/University of Windsor, Windsor

HONOURS / OTHER PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1995
Ruby Kincaid Memorial Doctoral Scholarship, FWTAO

1988
Supervisory Officer’s Certificate

1987
French as a Second Language, Specialist

1985
Computers in the Classroom Part II

1985
Principals’ Qualifications: Program Supervision and Assessment Program Development and Implementation

1980
Music – Vocal Specialist

1971
Ontario Certified Teacher (Primary/Junior/Intermediate) Practice Teaching Award, Faculty of Education, University of Windsor

1970
Dean’s List: University of Windsor

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, (Ontario Tech University) Oshawa, Ontario

Employment

Year

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, UOIT

2015 – 21

Associate Professor (sabbatical)

2014 – 15

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean: Academic Policy and Operations, Faculty of Education, UOIT

2013-14

Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director: Faculty of Education, UOIT

2010-13

Assistant Professor and BEd Program Director: Faculty of Education, UOIT

2008-10

Full-time faculty Language Arts, Primary/Junior, Faculty of Education, UOIT University of Toronto, Faculty of Education, Toronto, Ontario

2007-08

Graduate Programs Coordinator: Master’s Programs (M.A., M.Ed.) and Doctoral Program: Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Dept. of Theory and Policy Studies, University of Toronto

2006-07

Coordinator, Doctoral Internship Program, University of Toronto

2002–07

Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, King’s College, University of Western Ontario

2006-07

Ethical Review Coordinator, Theory and Policy Studies: OISE/UT

2006-07

Member: School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto

2002-08

Practicum Coordinator: Elementary Preservice, Faculty of Education, OISE/UT

2003-04

Instructor, Master of Teaching Program, Faculty of Education, OISE/UT

2002-04

District School Board Supervisory Experience (Thames Valley DSB, London Board of Education)

Employment

Year

Superintendent of Education, Thames Valley District School Board, London

2000-2003

Principal, Arthur Stringer Public School

1999-2000

Program Supervisor: Leadership, Thames Valley District School Board, London

1998-1999

Program Supervisor: K-12 Kindergarten, Mathematics, Languages, ESL and Libraries, London Board of Education, London, Ontario

1994-1997

Principal, Emily Carr Public School and Arthur Stringer School, London

1990-1997

Vice-Principal, Lorne Avenue Public School, London, ON

1985-1990

Ministry of Education, Ontario

Employment

Year

Education Officer, Ministry of Education, Toronto, Ontario

1997-1998

Windsor Board of Education, Windsor, Ontario

Employment

Year

Vice-Principal Alicia Mason School (French Immersion)

1986-1987

Elementary Teacher (K-8, Music, FSL, Language Arts)

1971-85

SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Invited session organizer: Muirhead, B. & Robertson, L. (2020). Pivoting during a Pandemic: Researching changes to Educational Contexts – The 14th Annual Multi-conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics (IMSCI). September 13-16, 2020. (Virtual conference). http://www.iiis.org/CDs2020/CD2020Summer/PapersH1.htm
Reviewer: Mount St. Vincent Teaching and Learning and Online Learning Center. Quality assurance review team member.
Chair: Self-Study Review of the B.A. in Educational Studies and Digital Technology.
Member: Tenure and Promotion Committee (Ontario Tech University).
Reviewer: Teaching portfolio for tenure for another faculty
Reviewer: ICSIT 2021

2020-2021

Editor: National Eating Disorders Information Center (NEDIC) Journal (online)

2018-2020

Reviewer: Canadian Journal of Education

Reviewer: SSHRC (2017) MITACS (2019)

Reviewer: Reflective Practice: Routledge (2016-2018)

Reviewer: Chapters: Emerging Trends in Distance and Cyber Learning: IGI Global (2017-2018)

Program Committee Member: ISCIT International Conference (2018- 2020)

Reviewer: Computers in Human Behaviour. Elsevier editorial system.

Reviewer: IGI Global, International Journal of Knowledge Society Research

Reviewer: School Leadership and Management, Bath, UK. Routledge (2016-2017)

Reviewer: Teaching and Teacher Education, Elsevier, the Netherlands, Reg. No. 33156677

Reviewer: Technology, Pedagogy and Education, Taylor and Francis (2017-2019)

Technical Program Committee: World Congress on Special Needs Education (2017)

Steering committee member: Canadian International Conference on Education (to 2019)

Workshop Leader: 2016-2017 Girls Incorporated, Durham “Body Positive” programs for adolescent girls.

Conference Planning Committee: National Eating Disorders Information Center Conference (2016-2020)

2015-2019

Graduate Program Review Committee (2017-2020)
Committee member: Appointments committee, Faculty of Education, UOIT (2016-2019)
Committee member: Curriculum committee, Faculty of Education, UOIT (2015-2019)
Committee Member: Faculty Council
Committee Member: Graduate Program Committee
Committee member: BA/ESDT Program Committee (2015-2020)
Committee Member: B. Ed Program Committee (2015-16)

Faculty of Education, UOIT

Sabbatical

2014-15

Asst. Dean, Academic Policy and Operations / Associate Professor

Project Lead: Doctoral proposal for Faculty of Education, UOIT

Project Lead: 2-Year B.Ed. proposal, Faculty of Education, UOIT
Chair:B.Ed. Admissions Committee, UOIT

Member: Enhanced Assessment Task Force, (cross-faculty) UOIT

Reviewer: Computers in Education

Reviewer: External program reviewer (Faculties of Education)

Member: Validation Workgroup for Accreditation Resource Guide for the Expanded Teacher Education Program, Ontario

Member: Teacher Education Advisory Council, Faculty Council, Graduate Council, BEd Programs council, Staffing Committee, Search committee, Curriculum committee

2013-14

Director of Graduate Programs, Faculty of Education, UOIT

Member: Graduate Program Directors’ Council, (cross-faculty) UOIT

Member: Graduate Studies Committee, (cross-faculty) UOIT

Chair: Accreditation Review Committee, Bachelor of Education Programs

Chair: Undergraduate Program Review Committee, Bachelor of Education Programs

Chair: Leadership Committee, Graduate Studies

Member: Senior Administrative Team, Faculty of Education

Member: Teacher Education Advisory Committee, UOIT

Reviewer: Canadian Society for the Study of Education conference (CSSE)

Reviewer: Computers in Human Behaviour. Elsevier editorial system.

Reviewer: “Empowering the Digitally Literate Learner” Learning, Media and Technology, (Ed.) Sewlyn N. U.K.

Reviewer: Book chapters: Wang,S. & Yang, H. (Eds) “Cases on Formal, Non Formal, and Informational Online Learning: Opportunities and Practices.”

Reviewer: Book Chapter: Analytrics, Strasboug France. Cultures of Professional Development for Teachers: Collaboration, Reflection, Management and Policy.

Reviewer and Technical program committee: Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT) International Academy of Research and Industry Association (IARIA)

Reviewer and Section Chair: Ontario Graduate Studies Council, Student Awards Adjudication

Panel Presenter and Invited Session Chair: AICT 2011: The Seventh Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications.

2010-13

Director, B.Ed. Programs, Faculty of Education, UOIT

Reviewer: Alberta Journal of Educational Research

Chair: Assessment Conference, B.Ed. Program, UOIT

Member: Teacher Education Advisory Committee, UOIT

Graduate Recruitment / B.Ed. Recruitment

Member: Curriculum Program and Review Committee, UOIT

Member: Academic Code Committee, UOIT

Member: Editorial Board, International Journal of Knowledge Society Research UOIT Consultant to Project Grant, Ontario Gang Investigators’ Association

Member: Admissions Committee, UOIT Graduate Program in Education
Member: Techno-Edge Planning Committee, UOIT

2008-10

Team Leader: Singapore, Korea and Canada study tours for delegations of the Ministry of Education, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (to study technology in K-12 education)

Reviewer: Alberta Journal of Educational Research

Reviewer: UCEA

Member: Centre for Leadership and Diversity, OISE/UT

2007

Team Leader: Review of the School Development Unit Pilot projects, Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Jordan. Reviewed school democratization processes in three districts and UNRWA schools (school development teams).

Advisor/Facilitator: Upper Canada College: Strategic Planning Process:

Session Chair: UCEA, Leadership, Democracy and Social Justice: Beginning a Cross-Border Dialogue

2006

Reviewer: Teacher Pre-Service Programs, Jordan. Reviewed both consecutive and concurrent programs in three Jordanian Faculties of Education for the Ministry of Education, Jordan
Advisor: Development of Standards of Practice for Teachers, Kingdom of Jordan (a 12 month national consultation process)
Moderator: East Meets West, APEC Colloquium supporting Malaysia’s quest to change from state-based to school-based assessment.
Reviewer and chapter author: School Leadership in Mathematics textbook: Nelson

2005

Team Leader: Review of technology training programs for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Author: White paper: Review of Pre-Service Programs: Faculty of Education at OISE/UT

2004

Advisor and author for sections of the Curriculum framework: Assessment and Evaluation, Education Reform Project (ERfKE) Jordan
Chair: Curriculum Review Committee: CTL 1000 (Core Course in Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning), OISE/UT
Advisor: Literacy Leadership for School Administrators: Windsor-Essex R.C.D.S.B (year-long inservice) and teacher PD day keynote speaker

2003

Lead Instructor: Principal’s Qualifications Program, ETFO

Lead Author, Principal’s Qualifications Program, ETFO

2001-06

Superintendent of Education, Thames Valley District School Board
Responsible for leadership of three families of schools feeding to three secondary schools

2000-02

Supervisor: Attainment of the Vision/Research: Responsible for Early literacy, and co-ordination of district leadership programs for fifty elementary and secondary schools

1999-2000

Principal: Arthur Stringer Public school

1998-99

Education Officer. Ontario Ministry of Education – Project Lead: Ontario Curriculum Exemplars Project (Developed the prototype for the Language and Math Exemplars)
Co-Author: Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner: Assessment Companion
Team Leader: Elementary Language Arts Provincial curriculum (1-8) MOE, ON
District trainer: EQAO – Training district school board teams

1997-98

Lead Author: Language Arts Curriculum, 1-8 Ontario

1996

District-level Program Supervisor: Grades K – 12, London Board of Education. Responsible for Language Arts (Jk-8), English (9-12), Mathematics (Jk-12), Early literacy intervention, Reading in the Content areas, French Immersion, Core French, and Libraries

1994-97

Project Lead: Provincial training to implement school councils (OTF)

1996

Provincial Instructor and Designer: Supervisory Officer’s Qualifications Program

1991-99