Background and Interests
After emigrating from England in 1976, I completed an Honours B.A. in Psychology at York University. At OISE, I completed an MA in Educational Psychology and my doctoral coursework. At that point I became a full time researcher with Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia, initially as a research assistant on the Writing Research Project, and then as a Research Officer during the inception and development of the CSILE project. Within the project I played a part in both research and curriculum design; the implementation of classroom research with both teachers and students as well as assessment and analyses. I then worked for three years in the Education Commons at OISE/UT as an online teaching and learning facilitator. In this capacity I taught courses, liased with different groups within and outside the University and developed initiatives to support research in online learning. For the the last six years I have held a tenure stream faculty appointment at OISE/UT in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Leaning. My courses and research are focused in the area of educational technology and learning.
In my free time I spend time with my two sons aged 16 and 22, the older of whom was born the same year as CSILE was first developed!. I also enjoy singing, running and playing guitar and piano.