Congratulations to Drs. Gleddie, Pegg and Wiltse!

The Department of Elementary Education is excited to congratulate three of their colleagues on their promotion. Drs. Gleddie, Pegg and Wiltse were all promoted to full Professor.

Kateryna Barnes - 29 January 2020

The Department of Elementary Education is excited to congratulate three of their colleagues on their promotion. Drs. Gleddie, Pegg and Wiltse were all promoted to full Professor.

"It is clear they are outstanding teachers and their scholarship is recognized nationally and internationally but I want to also acknowledge and thank them for their service," said Dr. Jennifer Branch-Mueller, Associate Chair - Graduate.

"Jerine, Lynne and Doug have demonstrated, through their leadership roles, a strong commitment to making the Department of Elementary Education a great place to learn and to work."

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Doug Gleddie is an educator in physical and health education. His scholarship and research interests with pre-service teachers values the participant, the experiences they bring to the table and, the shared construction of knowledge. Throughout his work, the use of words such as discover, journey, construct and awake reveals rhetoric dedicated to qualitative exploration. His teaching excellence was honoured with the 2017 Provost's Award for Early Achievement in Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Doug has held a number of administrative positions including Associate Chair - Graduate in Elementary Education and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Education.

Jerine Pegg is the Chair of Elementary Education and a professor in science education. Her research focuses on scientist-teacher partnerships, science and literacy integration, teacher professional learning, and mentoring in higher education. Her scholarship has taken her across the globe, from Nunavut to Rwanda and many places in between. Her work in the science education community was recently recognized by the Alberta Teachers' Association with the Distinguished Service Award. Before she became the chair she was the Associate Chair - Undergraduate in Elementary Education.

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Lynne Wiltse teaches courses in the areas of language and literacy and children's literature. Her research interests include multicultural children's literature, teaching for social justice, minority language education, sociocultural theory, teacher education and qualitative methodologies. While she considers herself an educator first, her award-winning research into minority children's literacy is highly-respected locally and internationally. She is the current Associate Chair - Undergraduate in Elementary Education.

The promotions are effective July 1, 2020. Congratulations to Doug, Jerine and Lynne!