Faculty

Our faculty members play a major role in the Faculty’s teacher education program for both elementary and secondary teachers, in both English and French. LLED faculty are active in literacy research projects in Canada, the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. The list of their nationally and internationally recognized research projects is available on the Faculty Publications page.
Kathryn Accurso
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, Critical literacies/pedagogies, Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges, Discourse Analysis, English as an additional language, Language Ideologies, Literacy education, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Teacher Education
Anwar Ahmed
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
Critical literacies/pedagogies, Digital literacies, Second language reading and writing, Teacher Education
George Belliveau
Professor
(On Leave)
Research Interests:
Arts-Based Research, Drama/Theater education, English language arts, Literacy education, Storytelling & Narrative Inquiry, Teacher Education
Iris Berger
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Research Interests:
-
Monique Bournot-Trites
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, Critical Intercultural Studies, French Language Education, Instructional approaches, Language Assessment, Literacy education, Second language reading and writing, Teacher Education
Mary Bryson
Professor
(On Leave)
Research Interests:
Critical literacies/pedagogies, Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges, Digital literacies, Gender-sexuality-queer inclusion, Identity, Online pedagogies, Place-based literacies, Race and antiracism, Storytelling & Narrative Inquiry
Andreea Cervatiuc
Associate Professor of Teaching
Program Coordinator of the Online MEd in TESL
Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, Critical literacies/pedagogies, Digital literacies, English as an additional language, Language Assessment, Language education technologies, Online pedagogies, Teacher Education
Meghan Corella
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, Critical literacies/pedagogies, Discourse analysis, Gender-sexuality-queer inclusion, Identity, Language ideologies, Race and antiracism
Ron Darvin
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges, Digital literacies, Identity, Multiliteracy and multimodality, Race and antiracism
Ryan Deschambault
Assistant Professor of Teaching (Grant-tenure track)
Academic Director, UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs
Research Interests:
English as an additional language, International issues/perspectives
Teresa Dobson
Professor

Research Interests:
Critical literacies/pedagogies, Digital literacies, Digital Research Methods, English language arts, Literacy education, Literature/poetry/poetics, Multiliteracy and multimodality, Online pedagogies, Place-based literacies, Storytelling & Narrative Inquiry, Teacher Education
Patricia Duff
Professor
Associate Dean of Research
Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, Decolonizing methodologies, English as an additional language, Identity, Language Ideologies, Language Planning and Policy, Modern language and heritage language education, Multiliteracy and multimodality
Margaret Early
Associate Professor
(On Leave)
Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges, English as an additional language, Identity, Multiliteracy and multimodality, Race and antiracism, Teacher Education
Candace Galla
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
Dance-song-chant-oral traditions, Decolonizing methodologies, Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges, Indigenous epistemologies, Indigenous Language Revitalization and Reclamation, Indigenous Language/Literacy/Digital Technology, Indigenous Literacy and Education, Language Planning and Policy
Derek Gladwin
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
Arts-Based Research, Critical literacies/pedagogies, Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges, Digital literacies, Environmental theory and practice, Multiliteracy and multimodality, Storytelling & Narrative Inquiry, Teacher Education
Lee Gunderson
Professor

Research Interests:
-
Jan Hare
Professor
Dean pro tem
Research Interests:
-
Annette Henry
Professor

Research Interests:
-
Kedrick James
Professor of Teaching
(On Leave)
Research Interests:
Arts-Based Research, Digital literacies, Digital Research Methods, English language arts, Environmental theory and practice, Literacy education, Literature/poetry/poetics, Teacher Education
Jennifer Jenson
Professor

Research Interests:
Critical literacies/pedagogies, Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges, Digital Games, Digital literacies, Digital Research Methods, Gender/sexuality/queer inclusion, Multiliteracy and multimodality, Online pedagogies
Maureen Kendrick
Professor
Graduate Advisor
Research Interests:
Digital literacies, English language arts, Identity, Instructional approaches, International issues/perspectives, Literacy education, Multiliteracy and multimodality
Nasrin Kowkabi
Lecturer
Academic Coodinator, UBC - Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program
Research Interests:
Critical literacies/pedagogies, English as an additional language, Instructional approaches, International issues/perspectives, Language Assessment, Language Ideologies, Online pedagogies, Second language reading and writing
Ryuko Kubota
Professor

Research Interests:
Critical Intercultural Studies, Critical literacies/pedagogies, English as an additional language, International issues/perspectives, Language Ideologies, Modern language and heritage language education, Race and antiracism, Second language reading and writing
Guofang Li
Professor
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, English as an additional language, International issues/perspectives, Language education technologies, Language Planning and Policy, Modern language and heritage language education, Second language reading and writing, Teacher Education
Leah Macfadyen
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Research Interests:
Critical Intercultural Studies, Digital literacies, Digital Research Methods, Instructional approaches, Online pedagogies
Marianne McTavish
Professor of Teaching
(On Leave)
Research Interests:
Digital literacies, English language arts, Literacy education, Multiliteracy and multimodality
Bonny Norton
Professor
University Killam Professor
Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, Critical literacies/pedagogies, Digital literacies, English as an additional language, Gender/sexuality/queer inclusion, Identity, Language Ideologies, Storytelling & Narrative Inquiry
Theresa Rogers
Professor

Research Interests:
Arts-Based Research, Critical literacies/pedagogies, Digital literacies, English language arts, Instructional approaches, Literacy education, Literature/poetry/poetics, Multiliteracy and multimodality
Reginald D’Silva
Associate Professor of Teaching
Associate Dean, Equity & Strategic Programs
Research Interests:
Critical Intercultural Studies, Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges, Digital literacies, English as an additional language, International issues/perspectives, Language education technologies, Online pedagogies, Teacher Education
Steven Talmy
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
English as an additional language
Meike Wernicke
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, Critical Intercultural Studies, Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges, Discourse Analysis, French Language Education, Identity, Language Planning and Policy, Teacher Education
Melanie Wong
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Research Interests:
Arts-Based Research, Bilingual/multilingual education, Digital literacies, Literacy education, Modern language and heritage language education, Multiliteracy and multimodality, Online pedagogies, Teacher Education
Sanda Zappa-Hollman
Associate Professor
Director of Academic English Programming, Vantage College
(On Leave)
Research Interests:
Bilingual/multilingual education, Discourse Analysis, English as an additional language, Instructional approaches, Language Ideologies, Literacy education, Second language reading and writing, Systemic Functional Linguistics