I received my MA and PhD in Developmental Psychology and Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. I joined the School of Early Childhood Studies in 2006. Prior to 2006, I taught in the school for six years as a contract lecturer. I also taught a range of early childhood education courses for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, George Brown College and the Mothercraft Institute for Early Development.
I have extensive work experience in a variety of early childhood settings, ranging from working directly with children to managing early learning and care centres. Internationally, I have worked in early childhood development projects in Bolivia, Brazil and Egypt. My current work in Bolivia consists of two projects. One involves a project to construct a global social network for creating low-cost custom adaptations for children with disabilities. The other involves offering children who work outside of school hours an opportunity to engage in recreational activities. I am a member of the Association for Childhood Education International. I am also the co-founder of their Children's’ Rights Special Interest Forum.
Associate Director and Associate Professor (on sabbatical leave in Winter 2020)