Research at the Faculty of Education


The Faculty of Education at Memorial University is an active and collaborative research community committed to research excellence in land-based education; Indigenous knowledge and curriculum; restorative justice in education; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); inclusive education; arts-based learning; leadership; academic writing; Francophone culture and language; multi-literacies; children's literature; ESL/EFL curriculum and teaching methodology; positive psychology; gender studies; critical education theory; rural education; music education and more.

Topics fall within the following program groups:

Counselling and psychology
Dr. Morgan Gardner, Dr. Greg Harris, Dr. Jackie Hesson (Sabbatical 2018-2019) Dr. Leah Lewis, Dr. Sarah Pickett, Dr. Rhonda Joy (AD, Grad)

Educational Technology 
Dr. David Gill, Dr. Bruce Mann, Dr. Alireza Moghaddam

Educational Leadership Studies
Dr. Jerome Delaney, Dr. Gerald Galway, Dr. Noel Hurley, Dr. Scott Johnston (Sabbatical Winter 2019), Dr. Darron Kelly, Dr. Walter Okshevsky, Dr. Joelle Rodway

Post-Secondary Studies
Dr. Christine Arnold (On leave 2019-2020), Dr. Cecile Badenhorst (Sabbatical 2018-2019), Dr. John Hoben, Dr. Dale Kirby (on leave), Dr. Rob Shea (on leave) Dr. Vernon Curran (Health Professional Education)

Master of Arts & Education
Dr. Elizabeth Yeoman (and Second Language Education), Dr. Leslie Redmond (and Second Language Education)

Curriculum Teaching and Learning Studies (CTLS)

CTLS – Language & Literacy Studies
Dr. Jan Buley, Dr. Anne Burke, Dr. Antoinette (Toni) Doyle, Dr. Ursula Kelly, Dr. Barrie Barrell

CTLS – Indigenous and Place-based Education
Dr. Sylvia Moore, Dr. Jennifer Godfrey Anderson (Culturally Relevant Assessment and Mathematics Education)

CTLS – Mathematics Education
Dr. Margo Kondratieva, Dr. Mary Stordy, Dr. Jennifer Godfrey Anderson

CTLS – Own Design
Dr. Dennis Mulcahy, Dr. Tim Seifert, Dr. Heather McLeod

CTLS – Music Education
Dr. Andrea Rose, Dr. David Buley

CTLS – Science Education
Dr. Karen Goodnough, Dr. Saiqa Azam

CTLS – Second Language Education
Dr. Xuemei Li (Sabbatical 2018-2019), Dr. Elizabeth Yeoman,Dr. Leslie Redmond

CTLS – Social Studies Education
Dr. Trudi Johnson, Dr. Dorothy Vaandering (and Social Justice Education)

CTLS – Social Justice Education
Dr. Dorothy Vaandering, Dr. Heather McLeod

CTLS – Special Education
Dr. Edith Furey (Associate Dean, UG), Dr. Kimberly Maich, Dr. Dave Philpott, Dr. Sharon Penney, Dr. Gabrielle Young (Sabbatical 2018-2019)

To truly understand just how broad our range of research interests and activities are, see Faculty Profiles and our Grants and Projects sections. Our research leads to enhanced knowledge and informs progressive change in educational policies and practices in Newfoundland, Canada and internationally.


Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000