Professor of Education (Retired)
Vernon Strombeck Centre
+1 (604) 513-2121 ext. 3324


Areas of academic and professional interest

Inclusive education; special education; self-esteem and self-concept; social issues in education

Professional and community involvement

Canadian Society for the Study of Education; Canadian Association for Educational Psychology; Council for Exceptional Children; International Christian Community for  Teacher Education

Research & Scholarship


BEd (British Columbia); Diploma in Education of the Deaf; M.A. (British Columbia); EdD (British Columbia)


Biblical views of exceptionality and special needs, Educational psychology and special education (how children learn, social, emotional, and cognitive development), Families of students with special needs, Inclusion issues, Learning theory, Self-concept, Self-esteem, Social issues in education, and Teaching exceptional students (those with special needs)

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 200, Introduction to the Principles of Teaching
  • EDUC 211, Psychology Applied to Teaching
  • EDUC 310, Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
  • EDUC 363, History of Western Educational Thought
  • EDUC 365, Social Issues in Education
  • EDUC 400, Principles of Classroom Management
  • EDUC 412, Programming for the Exceptional Student