Dr. Laurie Hill
Assistant Professor, Education
PhD Education, University of Calgary
MEd Education, University of Toronto
BEd, University of Western Ontario
BA (Honours) Sociology and History, University of Guelph
Specialization/research interests: teacher education; student teacher identity; children’s literacy and socio-cultural influences; gender studies; student transitions; practicum experiences
Dr. Laurie Hill is from Ontario and worked as an elementary school teacher there for more than 15 years before beginning a Ph.D. program at the University of Calgary. Her doctoral research examined the transition experiences of first-year university students. She has taught courses on literacy and culture, diversity, social justice, and life-long learning at the University of Calgary. In 2015, she joined the Education Faculty at St. Mary’s University where she currently teaches courses for pre-service teachers.
Dr. Hill’s research interests include student teacher identity, gender, teacher education, literacy and cultural identity, social justice and higher educational contexts. She is also interested in reflective writing and ways of knowing. She has presented at conferences across Canada on aspects of these varied research interests. Currently, Dr. Hill is collaborating with researchers at the University of Calgary in developing an on-line learning platform for field experience course work.