Our Faculty

Gail Vallance Barrington

Gail Vallance Barrington, PhD, FCMC, CE
Continuing Lecturer
Faculty of Education—Professional Learning
University of Alberta
gbarring@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Teaching program evaluation; Consulting skills for evaluators; Strategies for reflective practice; Evaluator professionalization; Using qualitative and mixed methods in evaluation

Mike Carbonaro 

Mike Carbonaro, PhD
Professor
Faculty of Education—Educational Psychology, University of Alberta
mike.carbonaro@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Curriculum design; Computer games in schools; Blended instructional delivery; Robotics; Computational modeling; Health sciences interprofessional education; Aboriginal education

Ken Cor  Ken Cor, PhD
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta
Continuing Lecturer, Faculty of Education—Professional Learning, University of Alberta
m.ken.cor@ualberta.ca 

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Educational measurement, assessment, and evaluation; Integrity of the research process

Joanne Davies  Dr. Joanne Davies, PhD
Education Manager, Health Sciences Education & Research Commons, University of Alberta
Continuing Lecturer, Faculty of Education—Professional Learning, University of Alberta
joanne.davies@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Integration of educational technology into teaching and learning; Blended learning, Online learning; Active/experiential learning; Impact of educational technology on post-secondary education, Interprofessional education and collaborative practice in health sciences; Simulation in health sciences education; Adult learning; Faculty development

Mark Gierl

Dr. Mark Gierl, PhD
Professor, Director CRAME
Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Department, University of Alberta
mark.gierl@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Educational and psychological measurement, focusing on assessment engineering, including cognitive modeling, automatic item generation, automated test assembly, and automatic essay scoring; cognitive diagnostic assessment; differential item and bundle functioning; unidimensional and multidimensional item response theory; psychometric methods for evaluating test translation and adaptation.
Sharla King 

Dr. Sharla King, PhD
Director, Health Sciences Education & Research Commons, University of Alberta
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education—Educational Psychology, University of Alberta
sharla.king@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS:Interprofessional education (pre-licensure and post-graduate); Blended learning; Simulation education; Healthcare technologies in education; Learning circles as a means to improve quality of care in continuing care workplaces

Dr. Melanie Lewis, MD, MMed, FRCPC
Associate Dean/Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry—Learner Advocacy & Wellness, Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Continuing Lecturer, Faculty of Education—Professional Learning, University of Alberta
ml5@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Interventions to address medical education deficits; Medical learner and physician wellness; Reconceptualizing learner health (personal, curricular, and institutional); Resilience

Dr. Anna Oswald 

Dr. Anna Oswald, MD
Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry—Rheumatology, University of Alberta
Continuing Lecturer, Faculty of Education—Professional Learning, University of Alberta
oswald@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Best evidence in medical education; Competency-based medical education; Promoting active learning strategies in medical education; Facilitating transitions in medical training             

Bob Ritter Dr. Bob Ritter, PhD
Continuing Lecturer
Faculty of Education—Professional Learning, University of Alberta
bob.ritter@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Knowledge translation, teaching strategies that promote active learning, and international education

  Dr. Hans Smits, PhD
Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary
Continuing Lecturer, Faculty of Education—Professional Learning, University of Alberta
jtsmits@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Exploring the relevance and nature of practical wisdom in the understanding and practice of teaching

  Dr. Jennifer Walton, MD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry—Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Continuing Lecturer, Faculty of Education—Professional Learning, University of Alberta
jennifer.walton@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: issues related to professionalism and the development of professional identity, clinical reasoning, and strategies to support struggling learners

Randolph Wimmer Dr. Randolph Wimmer, PhD
Professor
Faculty of Education—Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta
rwimmer@ualberta.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Experiences of internationally educated teachers; Post secondary education; Academic development of education professoriate; Aboriginal education and implications for leadership in higher education