People in our Department


Department Chair
Heather Chalmers, Associate Professor
Office: CRN 325
905-688-5550 x3191

Interim Administrative Coordinator
Jo-Anne Sinnige-Egger
Office: CRN 323
905-688-5550 x5893

Administrative Assistant
Lora Baliukas
Office: CRN 319
905-688-5550 x3740

Department Coordinator & Academic Advisor (First & Upper Year Students)
Alison Lahn
Office: CRN 321
905-688-5550 x4299

Graduate Program Director
Hannah Dyer, Associate Professor
Office: CRN 346
905-688-5550 x4323

Graduate Administrative Coordinator
Melissa Donald
Office: CRN 353
905-688-5550 x5148

Student Learning Facilitator
Samantha MacNeil
Office: CRN 322
905-688-5550 x3151 

Student Learning Facilitator
Lindsay Cramp
Office: CRN 324
905-688-5550 x6368

Course Coordinator
Ellen Carter
Office: CRN 323


Naomi Andrews
Assistant Professor
Office: CRN 337B
905-688-5550 x4654

Heather Chalmers
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Office: CRN 325
905-688-5550 x3191

Maureen Connolly
Professor, Physical Education and Kinesiology
Office: WC 271
905-688-5550 x3381

Not available to supervise PhD students 2022-2023.
Available to supervise MA students 2022-2023.

Dan Cui
Associate Professor
Office: CRN 340
905-688-5550 x4548

Suzanne Curtin
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
905-688-5550 x5346

Hannah Dyer
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Office: CRN 346
905-688-5550 x4323

Ann Farrell
Assistant Professor
Office: CRN 333
905-688-5550 x4807

Maurice Feldman
Professor, Applied Disability Studies
Office: MC A236
905-688-5550 x4894

Not available to supervise for 2022-2023.

Jan Frijters
Office: CRN 339
905-688-5550 x4219

Chelsea Jones
Assistant Professor
Office: CRN 335
905-688-5550 x5579 

Not available to supervise for 2022-2023.

Matthew Kwan
Associate Professor
Office: CRN 337
905-688-5550 x5682

Voula Marinos
Professor, Child & Youth Studies
Director, Forensic Psychology & Criminal Justice
Office: Plaza 417

Not available to supervise for 2022-2023.

John McNamara
Office: CRN 328
905-688-5550 x3835

Not available to supervise for 2022-2023.

Richard Mitchell
Office: CRN 352
905-688-5550 x5085

Not available to supervise until 2024

Danielle S. Molnar
Associate Professor
Office: CRN 329
905-688-5550 x6127

Shannon Moore
Office: CRN 341
688-5550 x5396

Tom O’Neill
Office: CRN 342
905-688-5550 x3110

Not available to supervise for 2022-2023.

Frances Owen
Professor Emeritus

Erin Panda
Assistant Professor
Office: CRN 351
905-688-5550 x3178

Rebecca Raby
Office: CRN 332
905-688-5550 x3172

Heather Ramey
Assistant Professor
Office: CRN 348
905-688-5550 x

Shauna Pomerantz
Office: CRN 331
905-688-5550 x5371


Donato Tarulli
Associate Professor
Office: CRN 327
905-688-5550 x4513

Not available to supervise for 2022-2023.

Christine Tardif-Williams
Associate Professor
Office: CRN 326
905-688-5550 x4557

Tricia Vause
Associate Professor
Office: CRN 350
905-688-5550 x3559

Ayda Tekok-Kilic
Associate Professor
Office: CRN 349
905-688-5550 x3937

Terrance Wade
Professor, Health Sciences
Office: STH 317
905-688-5550 x4146

Tony Volk
Office: CRN 347
905-688-5550 x5368

Dawn Zinga
Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Graduate Studies and Research
Professor, Child and Youth Studies
Office: CRN 330
905-688-5550 x3152

Adjunct Faculty

Miao Li
Adjunct Professor

Dr. Miao Li received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Queen’s University. Her research areas include cognitive processes involved in learning to read, language and literacy skills in both first language and second language learners, with and without reading difficulties, and reading intervention and remediation for struggling readers. One of her ongoing initiatives is bridging research and practice, and helping educators to develop their evidence-based practice. She was the Academic Coordinator of the China-Canada-USA English Immersion (CCUEI) Collaboration Program and oversaw the implementation of English-immersion programs in China. Dr. Li has extensive experience in leading several large-scale multi-site studies in Canada, China, and USA, and has closely collaborated with researchers in her previous and ongoing research.