Dean of Education, Professor of Education
DeVries Centre
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Allyson Jule’s main area of research is gender and education -- in particular, the area of gender and language use in the classroom. She has written extensively on the topic of gendered performances as revealed in speech patterns in varying contexts and exploring teachers’ use of “linguistic space.”

Dr. Jule is the Dean of Education at TWU. She is currently the Chair of the Association of the BC Deans of Education which connects to the BC Teachers Council. She is past President of Canada's Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministe. Allyson completed her PhD in London, England and is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's International Gender Studies Centre (at Lady Margaret Hall). She is on the editorial board of Gender and Education, Women and Language Journal, and the Contemporary Journal of Religion. She is the author of 10 books, including: Gender, Participation and Silence in the Language Classroom: Sh-shushing the Girls(2004), A Beginner's Guide to Language and Gender (2018), and Speaking Up: Gender and Language (2019). Most recently, she edited The Compassionate Educator: Understanding Social Issues in Canadian School in 2019. Other books include Shifting Visions: Gender and Discourse (2015), Gender and the Language of Religion (2005)Language and Religious Identity: Women in Discourse (2007). Jule is co-editor with Bettina Tate Pedersen of Being Feminist, Being Christian: Essays from Academia (2006) and Facing Challenges: Feminism in Christian Higher Education and Other Places (2015).

Dr. Jule won TWU’s Davis Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and was named one of Canada’s top 10 university professors for 2016. She was awarded the prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship for excellence in university teaching and leadership, the only time a TWU professor has earned the Fellowship.

Research & Scholarship


BEd (Alberta); MA (Simon Fraser); PhD(Roehampton: London)

Awards & Honors

3M Teaching Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership, January 2016

Recent Publications

  • Jule, A. & B. Pedersen (Eds.) (2015). Facing challenges: Feminism in Christian Higher Education and Other Places. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Jule, A. (Ed.). (2015). Shifting visions: Gender and discourse. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Jule, A. (2015). Facing the challenges of teaching Gender and Education in a Christian Teacher Education Program. In Facing challenges: Feminism in Christian Higher education and other Places, edited by Allyson Jule and Bettina Tate Pedersen. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholarly Press.
  • Jule, A. (2015). Language of sexuality in religion. In The international encyclopedia of human sexuality, edited by Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin. Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Jule, A. (2014). The Christian influence of notable women on education: Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Addams, Lois LeBar and Nel Noddings. In Foundations of education: A Christian vision, edited by Matthew Etherington.  Eugene, OR. Wipf and Stock Publishers.
  • Jule, A. (2014). Gender theory. In Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research, edited by A.C. Michalos. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. 2464 – 2466.
  • Jule, A. (2013). Sailing on: A mid-life look at a medical marriage. In Results may vary: Honest conversations among women about life’s complexities, edited by Linda Beail. San Diego: Point Loma University Press.
  • Jule, A. (2012). Is this the new girl order?: Sex and the City and visions of womanhood. In J. R. Levison and P. Pope-Levison (Eds.) Sex, gender, and Christianity. Wipf & Stock Publishers. 160 – 172.
  • Jule, A. (2012). Princesses and superheroes in the classroom. In K. Badley and H. Van Brummelen (Eds.) Metaphors We Teach By: How Metaphors Shape What We Do in Classrooms. Wipf & Stock Publishers. Chapter 8.
  • Jule, A. (2011). Princesses in the classroom. Canadian children. Volume 36, Number 2 (Fall Issue, 2011).
  • Jule, A. (2011). Are we doomed?: Why Christian colleges and universities must lead on the issue of gender equity and why they don't. In S. Joeckel and T. Chesnes (Eds) The Christian college phenomenon: Inside America's fastest growing institutions of higher learning.   Abilene Christian University Press. 253 – 270. - with Bettina Tate Pedersen
  • Jule, A. (2011). Travel 101: The essay. The Globe and Mail newspaper.  Facts and Arguments. Thursday, July 14. L8 (Globe Life).
  • Jule, A. (2010). A case study of Mrs. Smith's and her quiet girls. In R. M. Jimenez Catalan (Ed.) Gender perspectives on vocabulary in second/foreign languages. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 167 -187.
  • Jule, A. (2009). Using The Mary Tyler Moore Show as feminist teaching tool. In Gender and Education, 20. 1 - 8.
  • Jule, A. (2008). A beginner's guide to gender and language. Multilingual Matters, UK
  • Jule, A. (2008). Masculinity as public performance: Gendered language patterns and religious identity in a college classroom. In J. Santaemilia (Ed.) Gender and sexual identities in transitions: International perspectives. 36 - 51
  • Jule, A. (Ed.) (2007). Language and religious identity: Women in discourse. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Jule, A. and B. Pedersen (Eds.) (2006). Being feminist; being Christian: Essays from academia.  New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Jule, A. (2007). Book Review. In Gender and education. Volume 19 (4), 535 - 548..
  • Jule, A. (2006). Silence as morality: Lecturing at a theology college. In J. Baxter (Ed.) The female voice in public contexts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 103 - 119.
  • Jule, A. (2005). A fair share: Gender and linguistic space in a language classroom. Multilingua, journal of cross-cultural interlanguage communication, Vol 24-1/2, 25 - 27.
  • Jule, A. (Ed.) (2005). Gender and the language of religion. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Jule, A. (2004). Speaking in silence: A case study of a Canadian Punjabi girl. In Gender and English language learners. In B. Norton and A. Pavlenko (Eds.), Alexandria, Virginia: TESOL Press. 69 - 80.
  • Jule, A. (2004). Gender, silence, and participation in language education: Sh-shushing the girls. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.


Gender and Education, Feminism, Feminist Pedagogy, Gender, Language and Silence in Classrooms, and and Applied Linguistics in Education.

Courses Taught

  •          PHIL 220: Philosophy of Sex and Gender, Spring 2015
  •          EDUC 495: Special Issues in Education, 2012 – present
  •          EDUC 471: Teaching the Humanities, 2008 – present
  •          EDUC 455: Curriculum and Pedagogy – Language Arts, 2008 - present
  •          EDUC 402/403: Initial Classroom Experience, 2008 – 2012
  •          EDUC 365: Social Issues in Education, 2008 – present
  •          EDUC 345: Gender and Education, 2012 – present
  •          EDUC 302/303: Initial Classroom Experience, 2008 – 2012
  •          EDUC 200: Principles of Teaching and Learning, 2008 – 2012
  •          COMM 432: Women, Language and Leadership, 2002 - 2007
  •          COMM 410: Gender and Language Use, 2002 - 2007
  •          COMM 111: Communication in Society, 2002 - 2003
  •          ENGL 101: English Composition, 1993 – 2002
  •          LING 420: Teaching Reading and Writing (TESL), 1998 – 2002