Faculty of Education names Secondary Education's Acting Chair

The Faculty of Education has appointed Dr. Gregory Thomas to the position of Acting Chair for the Department of Secondary Education for 2018-2019.

Kateryna Barnes - 29 June 2018

Greg Thomas

The Faculty of Education has appointed Dr. Gregory Thomas to the position of Acting Chair for the Department of Secondary Education. The appointment begins on July 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019 - the duration of current chair Dr. Florence Glanfield's administrative leave.

Thomas currently holds the position of Professor of Science Education teaching undergraduate curriculum and instruction courses in science education, as well as graduate research methodology and theory courses. He has held administrative positions in the Department (as Associate Chair, Graduate) and with the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education at the University of Alberta and the Department of Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Technology at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

"This wealth of experience, along with his integrity in relationships with colleagues and students means he is well-prepared for his new role within the Department and in the Faculty and support the ongoing work of faculty, staff, and students in research, teaching, and service," said Glanfield.

Supporting Thomas will be Drs. Bonnie Watt and Thomas Dust. Dust will continue in the role of Associate Chair, Undergraduate while Watt has been appointed to the position of Associate Chair, Graduate.

The Department of Secondary Education would like to wish Dr. Florence Glanfield the best while she is on her administrative leave and look forward to her return.

We would also like to thank outgoing Associate Chair, Graduate Dr. Cathy Adams for her hard work during 2015-2018 and wish her the best as she returns to teaching and research full-time.