Administrative Assistant, JP Das Centre
Department of Educational Psychology
5-125 Education North
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada
Research & Interests
I am a U of A alumnus, having graduated in 1996 with a BA in psychology and a minor in
sociology. In 2002 I went back to school at Grant McEwan University to obtain a Bachelor
of Applied Communications in Professional Writing. I joined the Educational Psychology
department in 2005 after taking a contract to professionally write with Dr. Debra Russell,
the David Peikoff Chair of Deaf Studies and the Director for the Western Canadian Centre
for Deaf Studies.
In 2006, I graduated from Grant McEwan. In the meantime, I continued working for the
David Peikoff Chair of Deaf Studies and the Western Canadian Centre for Deaf Studies.
I joined the JP Das Centre in the summer of 2011.
I am currently working on a Masters in Education – Distance Education. My thesis work
focuses on the pedagogical concerns and issues interpreter educators experience when
they teach sign language interpreting online.
As well, as a cochlear implant recipient I am interested in cochlear implants and the
erroneous assumptions that people make about this particular technology. In particular, I
focus on how these erroneous assumptions influence the education of deaf children.