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ew Associate Dean

With strong recommen- dations and support from

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faculty and staff, Dr. Jen- nifer Tupper has agreed to become our next Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Human Resources, effec- tive July 1, 2011. Her term will be for 3 years with

the likelihood of a 2-year

extension, subject to mutual agreement at that point.

Dr. Tupper has a strong com- mitment to teacher education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is a fine teacher and respected scholar.

Jennifer achieved her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, 1994; Master’s of Arts in Education, from the University of British Columbia, 1998; and a PhD, Education, from the Univer- sity of Alberta, 2005. She taught high school social studies and English from 1994-1996 before pursuing graduate work in Van- couver.


While at UBC, she taught elemen- tary and middle years social stud- ies methods classes and worked as a research assistant for Dr. Ian Wright. She returned to Edmon- ton in 1998 and continued teach- ing summer school and night classes for Edmonton Catholic Schools while working as Director of Educational Programming for a local theatre company.

While Jennifer was studying for her PhD at the U of A, she was a Killam Scholar. She taught social studies methods courses to sec- ondary teacher education stu- dents and worked as a research assistant on a SSHRC project with Drs. Terry Carson and Ingrid Johnston.

Dr. Tupper received a graduate student teaching award in 2002, continued contract teaching with Edmonton Catholic Schools, and served as a Curriculum Consul- tant with Alberta Learning for the renewed social studies program of studies. In 2004, she accepted a tenure track position at the U of R, working in secondary social studies.

With Michael Cappello, she re- ceived the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies Outstand- ing Publication Award for the

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