Rebecca Gokiert

Rebecca Gokiert, PhD
Associate Director, Early Childhood Measurement and Evaluation
Associate Professor, Faculty of Extension
(780) 492-6297

Areas of Expertise

  • Early childhood measurement and evaluation
  • Cross-cultural approaches to screening and assessment
  • Community-based research and evaluation
  • Mixed Methodology
  • Research Interests

Rebecca utilizes a community-based research approach to examine cultural group differences and the validity of commonly used measurement tools in early childhood development.


Rebecca holds a PhD in Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition from the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME) at the University of Alberta, and is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta.

Rebecca joined CUP in 2006 to lead the development of the Early Childhood Measurement and Evaluation portfolio. Within this portfolio, she mentors research staff and students in conducting community-based research and evaluation projects, community consultation, and disseminating knowledge about early childhood research and measurement. Rebecca’s current teaching and research focuses on community engagement, partnership development and sustainability, and is primarily in collaboration with early childhood stakeholders, immigrant, refugee and First Nation communities.