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Faculty of Education


Dr. Dorothy Vaandering
M.Ed.; Ph.D.: University of Western Ontario

Associate Professor
Faculty of Education
G.A. Hickman Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X8

Office: E-5025
Tel: 709-864-3266
Fax: 709-864-2345

After a significant career as a primary-elementary teacher and a curriculum writer, I joined the Faculty of Education as assistant professor of social studies at Memorial University in 2009. In 2015, I became an associate professor. As a faculty member, I weave together interests and experiences that are rooted in the desire to honour the dignity, worth and diversity of all people, as well as the desire to "make hope practical and despair unconvincing" (Giroux, 1988; Williams, 1980)

Research interests include:

  • Restorative justice in education;
  • Development and sustainability of relational school and classroom cultures;
  • Peacebuilding and conflict resolution;
  • Dialogic education;
  • Engaged and critical pedagogies;
  • Social justice;
  • Global citizenship education;
  • Teacher identity and integrity;
  • Narrative inquiry;
  • Critical theory