New appointment for educational administration position

Ms. Pamela Osmond-Johnson will be joining the Faculty of Education July 1, 2015. She will be defending her dissertation in Educational Administration at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) on June 10! Her doctoral dissertation is a comparative case study that explores discourses of teacher professionalism amongst union-active teachers in Ontario and Alberta. Her work provides a new lens through which to further explore activist teaching identities, teacher leadership, and teacher engagement in educational policy. She will be a strong addition to the current faculty scholarship in leadership.

Pamela is the recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, a University of Toronto Excellence Award, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and numerous other grants and awards. She has authored or co-authored several peer reviewed articles, book chapters, research reports, and has presented her research nationally and internationally at peer reviewed conferences.

Pamela brings extensive experience in K-12 classroom teaching and school based administration to this position, in addition to her university teaching in teacher education contexts at OISE and at Memorial University in Newfoundland. Outside of her doctoral research, she has been a co-investigator on an Alberta Teachers’ Association Member Engagement Study, and has participated in numerous other research studies in teacher education and educational administration.

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