Dr. Doug Gleddie is a husband and father who also happens to be an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. He teaches physical education curriculum and pedagogy to undergraduate students. He also teaches graduate courses in health and physical education, reflective practice, physical literacy and research methods. Dr. Gleddie’s research foci include: narratives of physical education; school sport; physical literacy praxis; meaningful physical education and; teacher education. Doug teaches the following courses in the cohort: EDEL 595 - Knowing and Being: Foundations of HPE; EDEL 573 - Practitioner Research in Education.
Lauren is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. She teaches physical and health education curriculum and pedagogy undergraduate courses. At the graduate level, Lauren teaches courses in whole-child education and development and whole-school approaches to student health. Lauren's research includes school sport and school-based physical activity, whole-child education, and comprehensive school health. She has two young children, 2 and 5, who inspire her work at the university. Lauren teaches the following courses in the cohort: EDEL 595 - Physical and Health Literacy; EDSE 595 - School Based Physical Activity.
Hayley researches inclusive physical education and professional development. Her work is focused on supporting teachers and educational assistants to include students with disabilities in physical education class. She has a passion for dance and is known for her stellar worm that makes an appearance in unexpected situations. She loves spending her time exploring the outdoors and playing sports like slo-pitch, volleyball, and soccer. Hayley will be teaching EDEL 567 - Introduction to Educational Research and EDEL 595 - Inclusive HPE.
Joe is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada). His research is oriented around the following areas: (a) school health policy, (b) physical and health education education teacher education, (c) culturally relevant physical and health education pedagogy, and (d) sport coaching pedagogy. Joe will be teaching EDEL 561 - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Curriculum.