SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial University
Member, Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting Committee, Newfoundland and Labrador English District School Board
Editorial Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Education
Executive Board, Canadian Educational Researchers' Association
I started off my educational journey at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) where I completed a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with Honours in 2011 and then a Bachelor of Education (Elementary) at Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) in 2014. I moved to Ontario to work under the supervision of Dr. Christopher DeLuca at the Faculty of Education, Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) from 2015-2021 where I earned a Master of Education and Doctorate of Philosophy. I was then able to move back to Atlantic Canada as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to work alongside Dr. Joelle Rodway and Dr. Karen Goodnough at Memorial University (St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador).
From 2009 to 2015, I worked at the IWK Health Centre (Halifax, Nova Scotia) studying the underlying mechanisms and novel treatments for childhood cancers and developmental disorders. While this was my first experience with research, my current research interests are firmly rooted in teacher education and professional development in classroom assessment theory and practice. While my research objectives determine study design, I prefer to engage in studies that employ quantitative methods and statistical analyses. I am always interested in collaborating with motivated individuals who are pursuing interesting studies that align with my research interests.
Beyond my academic life, I am a husband, father of two daughters, and enjoy daily walks up riverside trails or along the ocean with the family (plus our golden retriever Toby). One weekends and the occasion weekday you can find us in our vegetable garden, watching soccer, or working on the house.