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