2014 “Managing Canadian Immigration: “Racism, Racialization and the Law” (with E.
Comack). in E. Comack (ed.) Locating Law: Race/Class/ Gender/Sexuality Connections.(3rd edition) Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.
2004 “Teaching Community Development: A Case Study in Community-Based Learning” (with
Patrick Burman) Teaching Sociology, Vol. 32, April: 160-176.
2003 “Beyond Book Learning: Cultivating the Pedagogy of Experience through Field Trips” Journal of Experiential Education, Vol. 26, No. 1: 24-33.
2002 Teaching Controversy. (with Livy Visano) Halifax: Fernwood Publishing. 2001 “Teaching Uncomfortable Topics: An Action-Oriented Strategy for Addressing Racism
and Related Forms of Difference” Teaching Sociology, Vol. 29, January: 62–79
1997 Immigration and the Legalization of Racism. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.
Workshop Coordinator and Facilitator(with Martin McIntosh; CSL simulation facilitated by students Amy Dvorkin, Sarah Pol),
“The Transformative Potential of High Impact Service-Learning Experiences: A Campus-Community
Collaboration in Action”, June 23, 2016, STLHE 2016: Empowering Learners, Effecting Change, June 21-24, Western University, London, ON.
Workshop Coordinator and Facilitator “Community Service Learning: The Basics”, June 20, 2007, Canadian Dialogue on Community Service-Learning, June 20-22, 2007, Brescia University College, London, ON.
Invited Keynote Speaker “Linking Classroom and Community: Reflecting on the Challenges, Accomplishments, and Controversy of Experiential Education”, Te Wanaga O Aotearoa, Te Awamutu, New
Zealand, October 15th, 2004.
Workshop Coordinator and Facilitator(ASA President’s Invitation) (with Gina Johar, Kathleen Mistretta, and Tahirih Naylor),
“Teaching Uncomfortable and Controversial Topics”, August 16th, 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 14-17, San Francisco, California.
Presenter, (with Patrick Burman), “Teaching Community Development through Action-Oriented Pedagogy:
A Case Study in Experiential Learning” at the 2002 International Consortium on Experiential Learning [ICEL] Conference: Experiential Learning: Cultural and Ethical
Dilemmas, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 1st - July 5th,
Areas of Teaching
To be successful, the process of teaching and learning demands a commitment from both
teacher and student. As an instructor, I strive to incorporate a mixture of pedagogical
methods into my courses, including: lectures; student presentations and seminars; and
individual or group projects. I am very much committed to integrating experiential learning
into my classes. Wherever possible, students are invited to link classroom and community,
by applying their knowledge of sociology and community development in real world settings. I
teach primarily Community Development courses, as well as a Law and Social Inequality
Course. I am currently teaching:
Sociology 2215A – Bridging Classroom and Community: An Introduction to Community Development
Sociology 3330F/G – Community Development: Foundations
Sociology 3334A/B – Community Practicum
Sociology 3335A/B – Community Leadership
Sociology 3360F/G – Law and Social Inequality
My research involves exploring the effects of community service-learning on students
and the communities in which they serve. More specifically, I am focusing on the relationship
between service-learning and civic engagement, by investigating the transformative
potential of high impact community service-learning experiences.
Awards and Recognition
Repeated Member, Dean’s Honour Roll of Teaching, Brescia University College.