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Trent Appoints Interim Dean, School of Education & Professional Learning

Professor Cathy Bruce appointed as interim dean, School of Education & Professional Learning

Trent University is pleased to announce that Dr. Cathy Bruce has been appointed as the interim dean, School of Education & Professional Learning from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Professor Bruce will replace Professor Jacqueline Muldoon who has recently been appointed interim provost & vice president Academic for one year.

Reporting directly to the provost and vice p[resident Academic, the dean, School of Education & Professional Learning, has primary, hands-on responsibility for coordination and ongoing direction of the School of Education & Professional Learning.

"I am honoured to be appointed as the interim dean for the School of Education & Professional Learning," said Prof. Bruce. “I look forward to supporting the continued development of the excellent education program here at Trent University.”

Prof. Bruce is a founding faculty member of Trent University’s School of Education & Professional Learning established in 2003.  Prof. Bruce earned her MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on mathematics education: teacher and student efficacy, effectiveness of alternative models of professional learning for teachers, and specific content areas of fractions, algebra and spatial reasoning. Currently, Prof. Bruce is the graduate director for the Masters in Educational Studies program and the director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. In her position as interim dean, Prof. Bruce will continue in her role as director for the Centre of Teaching and Learning.

"I am delighted that Dr. Bruce has accepted the position as Interim Dean,” said Dr. Gary Boire, provost at Trent. “Cathy has the support of her colleagues and over the next year will provide the direction and guidance required to lead the School of Education in its many challenges as it: transitions to a two-year program, launches the MEd Program for July 2015, and develops a new Indigenous BEd program.”

Posted on June 10, 2015