Dr. Diane Conrad is Associate Professor in the Department of Secondary Education with a focus on Drama/Theatre Education, Applied Theatre, Curriculum Studies, Arts-based Research and Community-based Research. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing (Playwriting) at the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Ottawa with drama as her major teaching subject. Her first teaching experience was as a volunteer with World University Service of Canada in Lesotho, Southern Africa where she spent five years. She taught in the Northwest Territories for three years before coming to Edmonton to do graduate work. She obtained her MEd and PhD at the University of Alberta.
In the Department of Secondary Education, Dr. Conrad teaches undergraduate curriculum and instruction courses in drama education and graduate courses in curriculum studies, arts-based research and participatory research.
Dr. Conrad has published in academic journals in the areas of education, drama/arts education and qualitative research, and regularly presents at conferences locally, nationally and internationally.
Graduate students with an interest in drama education, applied theatre, youth justice, “at-risk” youth, participatory research, arts-based research, curriculum studies, Aboriginal education or other areas related to Dr. Conrad’s research are welcome to contact her.
Diane Conrad is Director of the Canada Foundation for Innovation-funded Arts-based Research Studio. The Studio is a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to the creation and dissemination of arts-based research.
To book the Arts-based Research Studio, contact Dr. Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org.