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Dr. Dennis Sharpe

Dennis Sharpe is Professor with the Faculty of Education at Memorial University. He holds a PhD from Texas A&M University and recieved both his M.Ed. and B.Ed. degrees from the University of Alberta. At Memorial, Dr. Sharpe teaches graduate and under-graduate courses in post-secondary studies. He was also instrumental in developing a number of faculty programs, including M.Ed. degrees in Post-Secondary studies and Information Technology as well as the graduate diploma program in Health Professional Education.

Having held teaching and administrative positions in the UK, Alberta, and Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Sharpe has directed Faculty programs in Post-Secondary Studies, Native and Northern Teacher Education and Technology Education.

Research projects that Dr. Sharpe has been involved with have included school-to-work transitions, the characteristics and needs of university distance learners, an assessment of the impact of e-learning in the Province's schools, and the development of effective distance (internet-based) delivery approaches. For the last five years he has co-directed the Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education at Memorial and currently co-leads a major Health Canada funded project in the development and evaluation of an interprofessional health education initiative. In addition to being a member of the CURA executive team, Dr. Sharpe is also leading a research program investigating the effects of technology in the transition years (from secondary to post-secondary) and aboriginal education.