Dean’s Message | Welcome New Professors

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

On behalf of all members of the Faculty of Education, I wish to extend a warm welcome to the following regular professors who joined the faculty in 2019:


Professor Amal Boultif, didactique du français, langue première

Amal Boultif holds a Bachelor's degree in French literature teaching, a Master's degree in French didactics and a Doctorate in education from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her research focuses on creative writing, spoken word poetry workshops and writing motivation. Her research interests include writing and reading difficulties as well as the integration of multimodal approaches and information technologies in French-language teaching and learning. She is also interested in the pre-service and in-service training of teachers, in their perception of self-efficacy, in relation to their writing skills and their attitudes towards writing.



Professeure Isabelle Bourgeois, mesure et évaluation

Isabelle Bourgeois, Ph.D. is specialized in program and policy evaluation. She obtained her doctorate in education from the University of Ottawa in 2008 and was Associate Professor at l'École nationale d'administration publique from 2012 to 2019. She also worked for many years as an evaluation practitioner in the Canadian federal government. Her current research work focuses on measuring and building organizational evaluation capacity in the public and community sectors. She has published several articles on this topic and has coedited three books. Dr. Bourgeois is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. In 2017, she received the Karl-Boudreault award for leadership in evaluation from the National Capital Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society.



Tricia McGuire-Adams,First Nations, Inuit and Métis Education

Professor Tricia McGuire-Adams, Ph.D. (from Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek in Robinson Superior Treaty territory) conducts community-driven research in Indigenous health and wellbeing. She earned her doctorate from the University of Ottawa in Human Kinetics in 2018, and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta (2017-2019) prior to relocating back to Ottawa. Using Indigenous research paradigms, her current program of research looks to Anishinaabek land-based learning, physical activities, and gikendaasowin (knowledge) about Indigenous sport and disabilities, to further amplify Indigenous peoples’ practices of health and well-being.



Professeure Carolina Ruminot, didactique des mathématiques

Carolina Ruminot conducts research in mathematics education. She earned her Ph.D. in Didactics of Mathematics at the André Revuz laboratory at Université Paris, Diderot. She has 10 years of teaching experience with young students and adults in Canada, France and Chile. Her focus of research includes improving students’ learning in mathematics by re-conceptualizing the teaching and learning practices through the problematization of the production of knowledge and questioning the role of teacher and student, and the integration of assessment practices in the classroom.



Professeur Joël Thibeault, didactique du français, langue première

Joël Thibeault obtained his Ph.D. 2017 from the University of Ottawa and was a professor at the University of Regina. His research focuses on the teaching and learning of French grammar within francophone minority settings, the use of children’s literature in the teaching of linguistic conventions, and the integrated teaching of French and English grammar. He recently received a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to conduct a study on the integrated teaching of motion verbs in French and English.


Congratulations and welcome!


Richard Barwell
Doyen | Dean
Faculté d’éducation | Faculty of Education
Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa
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