Research & Teaching Team

Rebecca J. Lloyd, Ph.D.

Full Professor, Interdisciplinary Education  

Faculty of Education

Email: Rebecca.Lloyd@uottawa.ca

Tel: 613-562-5800 x4152

Biography:

Dr. Rebecca Lloyd is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Her interdisciplinary research intertwines curriculum theory, phenomenology, pedagogy, motivational psychology, movement consciousness, and exercise physiology. Her SSHRC-funded research explores this interdisciplinary integration through the ‘function2flow’ (http://function2flow.ca/) model, a framework that facilitates curricular and pedagogical understandings of becoming physically educated in alternative and mainstream activities.

Dr. Lloyd promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of health in her teaching and service to students in the Faculty of Education through her role as co-director of the Comprehensive School Health cohort (https://uottawa-comprehensive-school-health.ca/). She also, with great passion, serves her research community. She has assumed the role of chair on more than three occasions for the Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada conference as well as the Physical Education Teacher Education (PHETE) SIG within CSSE. Her international affiliations include the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA) and the International Human Science Research Conference (IHSRC).

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Jess Whitley, Ph.D.

 

Associate Professor

Faculty of Education

Email: jwhitley@uottawa.ca

Tel: 613-562-5800 x4963

Biography:

Dr. Jess Whitley’s research is focused on better understanding the school experiences of students with exceptionalities, including those with mental health issues, as well as the various student-, classroom- and school-level factors that influence the academic and psychosocial outcomes of these students. She also collaborates in the development and evaluation of multi-disciplinary intervention studies that draw on my research findings and those of others to directly impact the academic and psychosocial outcomes of students with exceptionalities.

With respect to the Comprehensive School Health ERU, she brings a perspective on health that is based in psychological well-being. Her background includes working with children and adolescents who are struggling to fit into traditional school environments, including those with exceptionalities. Finding ways to create health-promoting environments that facilitate the authentic inclusion of students with exceptionalities is a key goal of her involvement in this ERU.

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Margaret Dempsey, M.Ed., OCT

 

Practicum Supervisor

Faculty of Education

Email: mdempsey@uottawa.ca

Biography: Margaret is a retired principal/teacher from the OCDSB and is fortunate to have been with the Faculty for approximately 14 years.  When the 1 year B.Ed program existed, she coordinated the On Site Model with her colleague, Louise Hall.  They worked collaboratively with teachers in the field and learned a great deal from each other and the Teacher Candidates.  Professional Ethics and the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy continue to be passions of hers.  She enjoys being a member of the Comprehensive School Health Cohort and working with the Teacher Candidates who select CSH as their Cohort of choice.  “It is wonderful to be inspired by the next generation of elementary teachers.  I count it a privilege to get to know them and to support them as best I can.”

Susan Dauncey, OCT

 

Practicum Supervisor

Faculty of Education

Email: sdauncey@uottawa.ca

Biography: Susan is in her second year as a Practicum Supervisor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education. She retired from teaching two years ago after a 31-year career as a classroom teacher, literacy coach and resource teacher. She has a son who is in his first year as a teacher – a recent UOttawa grad! Susan enjoys walking, reading books, and spending time with family. She has an awesome collection of picture books and writes poetry and reflections in her spare time.

Suzanne Gooderham, OCT, Ph.D.

 

Part-Time Professor, LTA

Faculty of Education

Email: sgooderh@uottawa.ca

Biography: Dr. Suzanne Gooderham taught in the elementary school system for twelve years as a Special Education and classroom teacher before coming to Ottawa U. In her classes, she promotes inclusive classrooms and student-centred approaches to teaching and learning that focus on the whole child. She believes that students learn best when physical, social, and emotional, well-being are considered as important as academic growth and that strong family and community connections to the school and classroom are essential. She has been teaching in the CSH cohort for the past 8 years.

Jennifer Rottmann, OCT, Ph.D.

Part-Time Professor, LTA

Faculty of Education

Email: jrottman@uottawa.ca

Biography: Dr. Jennifer Rottmann is long-term appointment (LTA) professor at the University of Ottawa. Her teaching career includes five years of teaching ESL in Japan, and ten years of teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Faculty of Education. She has also well worked as a physical education coach in a variety of elementary schools in Ottawa. Her research interests include teacher narratives; diverse literacies, individual and collective reading experiences; and (most recently) health and physical education and social justice. Outside of academia, she is also a fitness instructor with a strong passion for health and fitness, mom to two young children, and an avid book club member.