Dr Vicki Schwean

Professor

Dean, Faculty of Education

Profile

Nelson Mandela once said that there could be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.

At the Faculty of Education, we know today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders, and we work everyday to strengthen the field of education to help ensure every child has the opportunity to flourish.

Our faculty members are leaders in their respective fields and offer world-renowned research expertise that informs and advance the field of education. They also provide practical experience and knowledge to future and current educational leaders at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. We believe in not only advocating for the next generation, but also in providing children with the knowledge and skills necessary to take charge of their own futures and advocate for themselves.

We also believe strongly in investing in the community. From our nationally and internationally recognized research centres, like our Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children, to our dedication to children’s mental health and advancing education for Indigenous populations, we are fundamentally connected to the community.

Our faculty is actively engaged in research focusing on state-of-the-art curriculum development, equity and social justice, educational leadership, international education, inclusive education and assessment practices.

And while we do this important work every day, we do not do alone. Our partnerships are the lifeblood of our faculty, and help us to accomplish our goals on a broader scale. We work regularly with local, national and international stakeholders, and continue to seek new opportunities to expand our reach, utilize our expertise and make a difference on a global level.

Welcome to the Faculty of Education.

Vicki

Expertise Areas

Research

RESEARCH AND PROJECT GRANT INFORMATION:

Western University

Schwean, V.L. (2014). Single Ceiling Project: Phase I. London Community Foundation ($150,000)

Schwean, V.L. (2013). Single Ceiling Project. Lawson Foundation ($10,000).

Schwean, V.L. (2013). Single Ceiling Project. Libro Financial ($10,000).

University of Calgary

Schwean, V.L., Climie, E., & Wills, S. (2010). Developmental pathways of resiliency in children with ADHD. Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research ($45,000).

V.L. Schwean & A. McKeough (2008-2009). Evaluation of Rapport Youth Leadership Program in students attending schools within the Calgary Board of Education ($25,000).

J. McLennan, J. Popp, V. Schwean, & M. Ostryznik (2008). Addressing complex aggressive behaviour manifested by children in the school setting. Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research ($100,000).

V.L. Schwean & A. McKeough (2007-2008). Evaluation of the Rapport Youth Leadership Program. Werklund Foundation ($73,000.00).

V.L. Schwean, S. Bisson, C. Barry, A. McCrimmon, & D. Dyke (2007). Communities of Care: Transforming Practice in the Delivery of FSCD Aide Services. Child and Family Services, Government of Alberta ($25,000).

V.L. Schwean, Dyke, D., Hind, Y., Burt, J., & Kohurt, K. (2006). Resiliency Factors in Youth with Asperger’s Disorder. Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research, $33,245.00

University of Saskatchewan

Interdisciplinary cohort of applicants (Co-Applicant) (2005). Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice. Health Canada, $1,196,000.00.

V.L. Schwean. Canadian Institute of Health Research Institutional Development Grant, $8,400.

V.L. Schwean, Evaluation of the ACTAL Program, Saskatoon Public School Board. $6,000.

V.L. Schwean & D. Mykota. Implementation Evaluation of Parenting Plus, the Early Childhood Program of the Pipestone Health District. Pipestone Health District and Saskatchewan Health, Community Care Branch, $42,000.00.

V.L. Schwean. Evaluation of the Structured Success Program, Saskatoon Public School Division, $6200.00.

V.L. Schwean, 1999-2000, College of Education Alumni Fund, $5,000.

Schwean, V.L., & Saklofske, D.H., 1996-1997. WAIS-III, WMS-III, MicroCog, Beta, Million Studies. Contractual grant with Psychological Corporation, San Antonio, Texas, $6,000.00.

S.K. Ali, H. Krespin, D. Illerbrun, & V.L. Schwean. Project: Psycho-educational problems in school-age children treated for leukemias and brain tumors. Clinical Teaching and Research Fund, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, $10,000 (1994/1995).

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1993-94. University of Saskatchewan Publications Fund, $1,000.00.

D. Quinn, V. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske & R.A. Yackulic (1995). Dose effects of and responsivity to methylphenidate on cognitive processing in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Clinical Teaching and Research Fund, College of Medicine, $4,500.

V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske & P. Greenough (in collaboration with the Saskatoon District Tribal Council). An Epidemiological Study of Exceptionality in Band Schools, Secretary of State Research Grant, $14,000.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean. Assessing Cognitive Processes in Clinically Treated ADHD Children, President's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Research Fund, $4,700.

V.L. Schwean, 1992. Visiting Lecturer's Fund (for Dr. V.I. Douglas), University of Saskatchewan, $1,000.

V.L. Kowalchuk, D. Quinn, D.H. Saklofske, R.A. Yackulic & P. Greenough. Short-term effects of methylphenidate on the performance of AD/HD children on higher-order cognitive tasks. $4,000 Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, $4,500 Clinical Teaching and Research Fund, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, $1,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Research Fund, test batteries and materials - The Psychological Corporation, test batteries - American Guidance Service, pharmaceutical supplies - Cyba-Giega Pharmaceuticals, 1989-90.

V.L. Kowalchuk, D.H. Saklofske, D. Quinn & R.A. Yackulic. The performance of attention deficit disordered children on the WISC-III. $4,000 and test batteries - The Psychological Corporation, 1989-90.

V.L. Kowalchuk, D.H. Saklofske & R.A. Yackulic. Reliability and validity of the Behavior Assessment System for Children: Normative and clinical Samples. Research Costs, test batteries, and materials - American Guidance Service, 1988-89.

CONTRACTUAL FUNDING:

University of Calgary

(2007- 2009) Actively negotiated contracts for University of Calgary Applied Psychological and Educational Services (U-CAPES) with: Goldenhills School Division; Calgary and Child Family Services; Calgary Health Region (Rural Health Network); Persons with Developmental Disabilities; Calgary Health Region (Mental Health Services); Gifted Centre, University of Calgary; and, several other foundational groups. Total amount exceeds $500,000 annually.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:

University of Calgary

2007-2009 – Clinical Supervision in University of Calgary Applied Psychological and Educational Services, 100+ hours

2007-2008 - Clinical Supervision in University of Calgary Applied Psychological and Educational Services, 100+ hours

2006-2007 - V. Schwean – Clinical Supervision in University of Calgary Applied Psychological and Education Services, 52 hours

2005-2006 - V. Schwean (2006) – Clinical Supervision in University of Calgary Applied Psychological and Educational Services, (25 hours)

University of Saskatchewan

2004-2005

Director, Child and Youth Development Institute (2004-2005). Oversaw the clinical operations of the clinic and professional development functions of the Institute. CAYDI provided direct clinical services to over 300 children and families and offered several professional development workshops to psychologists and teachers in the Saskatchewan community.

2003-2004

V. Schwean (2003-2004). Direct clinical services, including psychoeducational assessments, reports, consultations, and advocacy to 43 children, youth, and adults presenting with varying disabilities. Referral sources included: Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities, Saskatchewan Learning; Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (Kelsey Campus); Services for Students with Disabilities; University of Saskatchewan; Pediatrics Department, Royal University Hospital; Psychology Department, University of Saskatchewan, and individual physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists through the Province of Saskatchewan.

V. Schwean (2003). Co-Organizer and Host to six-week - Kuwait Professional Development Program held in September and October, 2003.

V. Schwean & R. Duncan (October 2003). Development of an instrument for assessing the late-effects of cancer treatment in children diagnosed with brain tumor. Presentation to the College of Medicine, Grand Rounds.

Co-Hosted (with Saskatchewan Association for Community Living) an all-day workshop on Promoting Inclusion (November 28th, 2003).

Chair, Department Head Leadership Program, Talk and Coffee, March 18th, 2004.

Reviewed graduate proposal for College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan (2004).

2002-2003

V.L. Schwean, Evaluation of the AcTal Program: Recommendations. Presentation to the Trustees of the Saskatoon Public School Board, March 2003.

V.L. Schwean. Provided direct clinical services, either on an individual basis or in a supervisory capacity for EDPSY 819.6, including pyschoeducational assessments, reports, consultations and advocacy to 104 children, youth, and adults presenting with varying exceptionalities. Referral sources included: Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities, Saskatchewan Learning; Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (Kelsey Campus); SEARCHES; University of Saskatchewan, Student Counselling Services; Department of Psychiatry, Royal University Hospital; individual physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists throughout the Province of Saskatchewan; School Divisions; and, parent and self-referrals. This practice generated approximately $20,000.00 that was used for the purchase of materials for the Department’s test library.

2001-2002

V.L. Schwean (together with L. Haines and J. McNamara). Children First: Integrating Behavioral and Emotional Supports for Schools, Families and Communities. Laycock Lecture and Conference, Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, April, 2002.

V.L. Schwean. Provision of direct clinical services, either on an individual basis or in a supervisory capacity for EDPSY 819.6, including psychoeducational assessments, reports, consultations, and advocacy to 93 children, youth, and adults presenting with varying exceptionalities. Referral sources: Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities; Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (Kelsey Campus); SEARCHES, individual physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists, varying school divisions, and parent and self-referrals. This practice generated considerable funds that were used for the purchase of materials for the Department’s test library.

V.L. Schwean. Evaluation of the Structured Success Program: Recommendations. Presentation to the Trustees of the Saskatoon Public School Board, September, 2001.

2000-2001

Provision of direct clinical services, either on an individual basis or in a supervisory capacity for EDPSY 819.6, including psychoeducational assessments, reports, consultations, and advocacy to 85 children, youth, and adults presenting with varying exceptionalities. Referral sources: Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities; Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (Kelsey Campus); Saskatchewan Government Insurance; individual physicians and psychiatrists, varying school divisions, and, parent and self-referrals. Interview on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults for CFCR Radio, March 12, 2001.

Review of promotion case for Dr. M. Winzer, University of Lethbridge, February 2001. In collaboration with Dr. L. Haines, developed and piloted alternative course delivery for M.Ed. project supervision.

V.L. Schwean, 2000. Supervisor for AD/HD Education and Skills Program undertaken by C. Skaalid and D. Bergan and offered to eight clients over twelve week period.

V.L. Schwean, 2000. Supervisor for Social Skills Career Intervention undertaken by F. Lee and students from EDEXC 831.3 and offered to eight clients over twelve week period.

1999-2000

V.L. Schwean, August 16-20, 1999. Resource Consultant to Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion Summer School, 1999. The Health Promotion Summer School is sponsored by the Prairie Region Health Promotion Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan, and is attended by over 200 participants who are health practitioners in various sectors around Saskatchewan and from neighbouring provinces.

V.L. Schwean, 1999-2000. Consultant to the AD/HD: Adaptive Student/Employment Enhancement Project, Parkland Regional College, S.I.A.S.T. (approximately 40 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1999-2000. Government of Saskatchewan provincial nominee to the Roundtable on Outcome Evaluation, Child Health Agenda, Human Resources Canada (approximately 50 hours).

V.L. Schwean, D. Mykota, D.H. Saklofske, 1999-2000. Consultants to Pipestone Health District and Saskatchewan Health, Community Care Branch with reference to Parenting Plus, the Early Child Health Initiative Project - Early Childhood Program (approximately 20 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1999-2000. Provision of direct clinical services including psychoeducational assessments, reports, consultations, and advocacy for children, youth, and adults presenting with varying exceptionalities to 99 clients. Referral sources: Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities; Saskatchewan Education and Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan; Department of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology; Department of Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan; individual physicians and psychiatrists, and parent and self-referrals. (Approximately 600 hours.)

1998-1999
V.L. Schwean, 1998-99. Provision of direct clinical services including psychoeducational assessments, reports, consultations, and advocacy for children, youth, and adults presenting with varying exceptionalities to 126 clients. Referral sources: Employability Assistance for Disabled Persons; Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan; University of Saskatchewan Services for Students with Disabilities; Department of Psychiatry (Childrens Services and Adult Psychiatry), University of Saskatchewan; Department of Justice, Probation Services, Government of Saskatchewan; Department of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan; Mental Health Services, Government of Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (Kelsey and Parkland Regional Campuses); various school divisions; private counseling agencies, law firms, and self-referrals. (Approximately 1000 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1998-99. Consultant to Adaptive Student/Employment Enhancement Project, S.I.A.S.T. (Parkland Regional College). Services included: development of models for program entry, service delivery, and curriculum; community-based liaison; funding advocacy; workshop delivery; and, on-going consultation. (Approximately 40 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1998. Supervisor for AD/HD Education and Skills Program undertaken by M. Headley, R. Wong, and D. Gossner and offered to eight families over twelve week period.

1997-1998

V.L. Schwean, 1997-98.Provision of direct clinical services including psychoeducational assessments, reports, consultations, and advocacy for children, youth, and adults presenting with varying exceptionalities to 73 clients. Referral Sources: Employability Assistance For Disabled Persons (former V.R.D.P.; Saskatoon Public School Division; Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan; University of Saskatchewan Services for Students with Disabilities; University of Saskatchewan, Department of Psychiatry; University of Saskatchewan, Psychology Clinic; Yorkton Public School Division; Davidson Public School Division; Pentecostal College; Department of Justice,

Corrections Services; Eastend School Division; Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Environment; Saskatoon Tribal Council; Buffalo Plains School Division; Northern Lights School Division; Prince Albert Tribal Council; North Battleford Mental Health; individual referrals; S.I.A.S.T. (Kelsey Campus); and, numerous referrals from physicians across Saskatchewan. (Approximately 550 hours).

V.L.Schwean, 1997-98. Clinical supervisor for M.Ed. students undertaking School Psychology Practicuum (R. Keele; A. Sawhney).

V.L. Schwean, 1997-98. Supervisor for AD/HD Education and Skills Program undertaken by P. Wyand, D. Walker, and S. Werle and offered to eight children over eight weeks.

V.L. Schwean, 1995-1997. Contribution of AD/HD subjects to the Wechsler Memory Scales - Third Edition, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Third Edition, BETA, and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Third Edition standardization studies. The Psychological Corporation, San Antonio, Texas.

1996-1997

V.L. Schwean, 1996-1997. Clinical services including psychoeducational assessments, reports, consultations, and advocacy for children, youth, and adults presenting with varying exceptionalities provided to 58 clients (300 hours).

V.L. Schwean (February, 1997). Guest on Let's Talk Saskatchewan (CJWW Radio) hosted by C. Cherneski. Topic: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (2 hours).

V.L. Schwean (January, 1997). Issues of subtyping in AD/HD research. Presentation at the 990 Seminar, Department for the Education of Exceptional Children.

V.L. Schwean (November, 1996). AD/HC Research Program. Presentation at the 990 Seminar, Department of Educational Psychology.

1995-1996
V.L. Schwean, 1995-96, Clinical services including psychoeducational assessments, reports, consultations, and advocacy for children, youth, and adults presenting with varying exceptionalities. Clients referred by physicians, schools, governmental agencies, school divisions, advocacy groups, individuals, and families. A total of 39 clients were seen between January 1, 1995 and June 30, 1995, representing approximately 230 hours.

V.L. Schwean, G. Sarkar, & B. Hackl, 1996. Barriers to employment of postsecondary trained adults with disabilities: Impact of gender, type of disability, and geographical locale on employability. Research proposal submitted to the Status of Disabled Persons Secretariat (Human Resources Development Canada) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

V.L. Schwean, 1995. Chair, Subcommittee on Conceptual Framework for the Provincial Interagency Working Committee on ADD/ADHD.

V.L. Schwean, 1996. Chair, Subcommittee on Final Report on Centre for ADD/ADHD for the Provincial Interagency Working Committee on ADD/ADHD.

V.L. Schwean, 1996. Advocacy work for the establishment of an adult chapter of CHADD, Saskatoon.

V.L. Schwean, 1996. Clinical supervisor for C. Birn and K. Burt, School Psychology Program, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean, 1996. Clinical Supervisor for Skills and Strategy Program for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder offered by K. Burt and R. Parks as part of EDEXC 868.3, Department for the Education of Exceptional Children (20 hours).

Clinical Supervisor for Cognitive Restructuring Program offered by D. Phillips and R. Beckie as part of EDEXC 868.3, Department for the Education of Exceptional Children (10 hours).

Clinical Supervisor for Parent Program offered by D. Boiley and L. Bussee as part of EDEXC 868.3, Department for the Education of Exceptional Children ( 10 hours).

V.L. Schwean, & D.H. Saklofske, April 1996. Exceptionalities in First Nations’ children. Saskatoon Board of Education, Special Education Services, 2 hours.

1994-1995

V.L. Schwean, 1994-95. Clinical services including psychoeducational assessments, reports, consultations, and advocacy for children, youth, and adults with exceptionalities. Clients referred by Tribal Councils, government agencies, school division, and individuals. Approximately 150 hours.

V.L. Schwean (together with D.H. Saklofske), 1994-95. Research supervision and seminars provided to the Northern Lights School Division, Progress North Project for three system-wide research projects (10 days).

V.L. Schwean, 1994-95. Member of the Working Group Around ADD/ADHD and Chair of Theoretical Sub-Group. Departments of Health and Education, Government of Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean (September 1995). Participant in Saskatoon Tribal Council Conference on First Nations' Gifted Children, Saskatoon.

V.L. Schwean (Nov. 1994). Chair for E. Stange, Functional Programming for the Mentally Handicapped: Workshop for Teachers and Consultants, Moose Jaw.

V.L. Schwean and D.H. Saklofske (January 1995). Aggressive and non-aggressive ADHD boys: Cognitive, intellectual, and behavioral differences. Lecture to EdExc 5th Graduate Seminar (1 hour).

V.L. Schwean (together with D.H. Saklofske, January 1995). Organizer for J. Lochman, (Duke University) Seminar presented to faculty and graduate students of the Department for the Education of Exceptional Children, Department of Educational Psychology, and Department of Psychology.

V.L. Schwean and D.H. Saklofske (February 1995). Epidemiological study on exceptionalities in students of the Saskatoon Tribal Council. Presentation to the Education Committee of the Saskatoon Tribal Council (2 hours).

1993-1994

V.L. Schwean, 1993-94. Clinical services provided to 32 referred clients. Services provided included clinical interview and assessment, development of educational and psychological interventions, report preparation, teacher in-services, consultation, and advocacy. Approximately 140 hours.

V.L. Schwean, 1993-94, Consultative services to the Kindersley Integrated Child and Youth Project.

V.L. Schwean (together with D. Illerbrun), Clinical services provided to the Psycho-educational Problems in School-Age Children Treated for Leukemias and Brain Tumors (approximately 45 hours).

V.L. Schwean (together with D.H. Saklofske), Two-day presentation on educational research to central staff of the Northern Lights School Division, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, June, 1994.

1992-1993

V.L. Schwean, 1992-1993. Clinical services provided to 35 referred clients. Services included psychoeducational assessments and development of intervention formats, report preparation, teacher in-services, and advocacy (approximately 120 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Committee member of the Kindersley Integrated Child and Youth Project. The mandate of this committee is to develop and implement an integrated service delivery system for mental health services to children and adolescents in keeping with the community health wellness model. Responsibilities included background research and development of paradigm, written presentations, and selection of screening tools.

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Preparation of a book of informational materials and readings for educators on child sexual abuse, pp. 50.

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Preparation of a book of informational materials and readings for educators on externalizing problems in children and adolescents, pp. 85.

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Preparation of a book of informational materials and readings for educators on classroom management pp. 46.

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Internalizing Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Workshops presented to staff of Northern Lights School Division in Ille le Cross, LaRonge, and Crieghton.

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Proactive Approaches to Behavioral Problems in the School. Workshop presented to staff of Thunderchild Reserve, March 29.

V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1993. Externalizing Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Workshops presented to staff of Northern Lights School Division: Ille le Cross, Crieghton, and LaRonge.

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Participant in the Interagency Symposium on Integrated School-Based Services for Children and Families, Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, January 28 & 29.

V.L. Schwean, 1992. Behavior disorders in children. Workshop presented to the staff of Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, December 9.

V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1992. Best Practices in Classroom Management. Workshops presented to staff of Northern Lights School Division: Ille le Cross, Creighton, and LaRonge.

V.L. Schwean, October, 1992. Response to the Director, Child and Youth Services, Mental Health Services Branch, Department of Health, Government of Saskatchewan, on the Draft of Services for Autism in Saskatchewan,

1988-1992

V.L. Schwean, 1991-1992. Direct assessment, intervention, and program development, report writing, and advocacy for six self-referred clients.

V.L. Schwean, with others, 1992. Preparation of an informational book, Programming Suggestions for Children and Adolescents with Attentional and Behavioral Problems, for educators, pp. 323.

V.L. Schwean, with others, 1992. Preparation of an informational book, Language and Academic Interventions, for educators, pp. 225.

V.L. Schwean, May, 1992. Conference organizer for the Series on Behavioral Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Attention Deficit Disorders, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ($7,000.00).

V.L. Schwean, April, 1992. Psychological assessment and rating scales in practice. Invited lecture to third year medical students, University of Saskatchewan (2 hours).

V.L. Schwean, March, 1992. Alternative Assessment for Aboriginal Students. Workshop presented to the staff at Cumberland House School, Cumberland House, Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean, March, 1992. Identification of Behaviorally Disordered Students. Workshop presented to the staff of Pinehouse School, Pinehouse, Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean, March, 1992. Functional Assessment for Behaviorally Disordered Students. Workshop presented to the staff of Wollaston School, Wollaston, Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean, March, 1992. Behavioral concerns in gifted children. Invited presentation to the Saskatchewan Association for Gifted Education, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean, February, 1992. Attention deficit disorders in children. Invited presentation to the West Central Teachers' Convention, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2 hours).

V.L. Schwean, February, 1992. Educating the ADHD child: Debunking the myths. Invited presentation to the Saskatoon Board of Education Teachers' Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1.5 hours).

V.L. Schwean (with co-organizers D. Illerbrun, G. Robertson & D. Saklofske), January, 1992. Innovations in Special Education Conference (Social Skills), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean, December, 1991. Anger Management in the Schools. Workshop presented to the staff of Green Lake School, Green Lake, Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean, November, 1991. Educating the ADHD Child, Article in the STF Bulletin.

V.L. Schwean, November, 1991. Identification and Assessment of Exceptional Aboriginal Children. Workshop presented to the Northern Lights School Division special education staff, Beauval, Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean, November, 1991. Behavioral Assessment of Aboriginal Students. Workshop presented to Northern Lights School Division special education staff, La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

V.L. Schwean, November, 1991. Behavioral and academic interventions for ADHD children. Invited presentation to the Elementary Teachers' Institute, Biggar, Saskatchewan (4 hours).

V.L. Schwean, October, 1991. Educating the ADHD child. Invited presentation to the Elementary Vice-Principals' Professional Association, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1.5 hours).

V.L. Schwean, September, 1991. Cognitive behavior interventions for ADHD children. Invited presentation to staff of Lakeview School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1.5 hours).

V.L. Schwean, September, 1991. Proactive approaches to behavioral management. Invited presentation to Last Mountain School Division Fall In-service, Govan, Saskatchewan (4 hours).

V. Kowalchuk, 1991. Current Understanding of Attention Deficit Disorders. Presentation to the Saskatchewan Foundation for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May (2 hours).

V. Kowalchuk, 1991. Psychological Assessment. Presentation to the 4th year medical students, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, April (2 hours).

V. Kowalchuk, 1991. Classroom-based Management of Attention Deficit Disorders. Presentation to the staff of Aberdeen School, Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, March (2 hours).

V. Kowalchuk, 1991. Attention Deficit Disorders. Presentation to the Exceptional Education Committee, Saskatoon Board of Education, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March (2 hours).

V. Kowalchuk, 1991. Teaching the Child With Attention Deficit Disorder. Presentation to the staff of Holliston School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March (1.5 hours).

V. Kowalchuk, D.H. Saklofske & M.A. Nostbakken, 1991. Use of Methylphenidate for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Research Program. EDEXC 990 Seminar, Department for the Education of Exceptional Children, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March (1 hour).

V. Kowalchuk, 1991. Cognitive Training for Impulsive Children. Presentation to the Resource Teachers Meeting, Saskatoon Public School Division, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February (1.5 hours). Co-organizer (with Dr. G. Robertson & B. Brownbridge) of the Curriculum-based Assessment Conference sponsored by the Department for the Education of Exceptional Children and the College of Education, January 24-26, 1991, Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The conference was attended by approximately 130 delegates and featured 15 sessions. V. Kowalchuk (with Dr. D. Quinn), 1990. Cognitive Processing in Children With Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. Seminar presented at Grand Rounds, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, November (1 hour).

V. Kowalchuk, 1990. The AH-HD Adolescent. Session presented to the teachers of Marion Graham Collegiate, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September (1 hour).

V. Kowalchuk, 1990, (Supervisor). Social cognitive therapy for impulsive children. Presented by supervisor and graduate student to select teachers, consultants, and psychologists of the Saskatoon Public and Separate School Divisions, June 20 (1 hour).

V. Kowalchuk, 1990. Who is the AD/HD child? Presentation to special educators, consultants, and psychologists of the Saskatoon Public School Division, March 2 (1 hour).

Co-organizer (with Dr. D. Saklofske) of the DAS colloquia held at the University of Saskatchewan January 25-26, 1990. Contributors to the event were: Department for the Education of Exceptional Children, Department of Educational Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Alvin Buckwold Centre.

V. Kowalchuk, 1989. Why Teach Social Skills to Learning Disabled Children ? Presentation to the Regina Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, November 27 (2 hours).

V. Kowalchuk, 1988. Moral Reasoning in Children. Presentation to Child Law and Policy, Human Justice Department, Extension Division, University of Regina, Prince Albert Campus, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

In The News

Recent Publications

Books, Chapters in Books, Expository and review articles

Books: Saklofske, D. H., Reynolds, C.R., & Schwean, V. L. (2013). Oxford Handbook of Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ormrod, J. E., Saklofske, D. H., Schwean, V. L. et al. (2010). Principles of Educational Psychology (2nd ed). Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall

Ormrod, J.E., Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L., Harrison, G.L., & Andrews, J. (2005). Educational psychology: Developing learners - First Canadian edition. Toronto, ON: Pearson.

V.L. Schwean, & D.H. Saklofske (Eds.) (1999). Handbook of psychosocial characteristics of exceptionality. New York: Plenum Press.

R.R. McCown, N. Driscoll, P. Roop, D.H. Saklofske, V.L. Schwean, I.W. Kelly, & L.P. Haines, (1999). Educational psychology: 2nd Canadian edition. Scarborough, ON: Allyn & Bacon. (Also Assessment Package discs and manual; Instructor’s Resource Manual, Student Study Guide & transparencies).

R.R. McCown, N. Driscoll, P. Roop, D.H. Saklofske, I.W. Kelly, V.L. Schwean, & J. Gajadharsingh (1996). Educational psychology: Canadian edition. Scarborough ON: Allyn & Bacon. (Also Assessment Package [487 pages]; Instructors Resource Manual [117 pages, 36 pages of Handout Masters and 128 Transparencies], and study Guide [123 pages]).

Chapters in Books: Climie, E., Mastoras, S., McCrimmon, A., & Schwean, V.L. (2013). Socio-emotional resilience in children with ADHD. In Prince-Embury, S. & Saklofske, D. H., (Eds.) (2013). Resiliency in children, Youth and Adults: Translating Research into Practice. New York: Springer

Austin, E., Boyle, G., Groth-Marnat, G., Matthews, G., Saklofske, D. H., Schwean, V. L., & Zeidner, M. (2011). Integrating intelligence and personality. In T. Mark Harwood, Larry E. Beutler, & Gary Groth-Marnat (eds), Integrative assessment of adult personality (3nd Ed.). (pp. 119-151), New York: Guilford.

Jeary, J., & Schwean, V.L. (2010). How can psychological assessment inform classroom practice? The role of the school psychologist in Canadian schools. In C.F. Webber & J. Lupart (Eds.), Leading student assessment. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

McCrimmon, A., & Schwean, V.L. (2008). ADHD. In A. Prifitera, D. Saklofske, & L. Weiss, WISC-IV clinical use and interpretation: Scientist-practitioner perspectives, second edition. San Diego: Elsevier Inc.

Montgomery, J., Dyke, D., & Schwean, V.L. (2008). Asperger’s Disorder. In A. Prifitera, D. Saklofske, & L. Weiss, WISC-IV clinical use and interpretation: Scientist-practitioner perspectives, second edition. San Diego: Elsevier Inc.

Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L., Bartell, R. et al. (2007). School psychology in Canada: Past, present, and future perspectives. In T. Fagan & P. Weiss (Ed.), Handbook of School Psychology.

Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L., Harrison, G., & Mureika, J. (2006). School psychology in Canada. In S. Jimmerson & T. Oakland (Eds.), Handbook of International School Psychology. London: Sage.

Schwean, V.L., Oakland, T., Weiss, L.G., Saklofske, D.H., Holdnack, J.A., & Profitera, A. (2006). Report writing: A child-centered approach. In L.G. Weiss, D.H. Saklofske, A. Prifitera, & J.A. Holdnack, WISC-IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation. Boston: Academic Press.

Schwean, V.L., & Saklofske, D.H. (2005). Assessment of ADHD with the WISC-IV. In A. Prifitera, D.H. Saklofske, L.G. Weiss, & E. Rolfus (Eds.), WISC-IV clinical use and interpretation: Scientist-practitioner perspectives. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Schwean, V.L. & Saklofske, D.H. (2004). Assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with the WISC-IV. In A. Prifitera, D.H. Saklofske, L.G. Weiss, & E. Rolfhus (Eds.), WISC-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation: Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

D. Saklofske, E. Austin, G. Matthews, M. Zeidner, V. Schwean, & G. Groth-Marnat. Integrating intelligence and personality. In L.E. Beutler & G. Grothy-Marnat (Eds.), Integrative assessment of adult personality, second edition. Guilford Publications, Inc. 2003.

G. Matthews, V.L. Schwean, S.E., Campbell, D.H. Saklofske, & A.R. Mohamed (2000). Personality, self-regulation, and adaptation: A cognitive-social framework. In M. Boekaerts, P. Pintrich, & M. Zeidner, (Eds), Handbook of Self-regulation. San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 171-207.

V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske (1999). Preface. In V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske (Eds.), Handbook of Psychosocial Characteristics of Exceptionality. New York: Plenum Press.

V.L. Schwean, D. Mykota & D.H. Saklofske (1999). Psychological problems in exceptional children: Cultural influences. In Schwean, V.L., & Saklofske, D.H. (Eds.), Handbook of Psychosocial Characteristics of Exceptionality. New York: Plenum Press, pp. 147-168.

V.L. Schwean (1999). Looking ahead: The adjustments of adults with disabilities. In V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske (Eds.), Handbook of Psychosocial Characteristics of Exceptionality. New York: Plenum Press, pp. 587-610.

V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1998. WISC-III assessment of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In A. Prifitera & D.H. Saklofske (Eds.), WISC-III clinical use and interpretation: Scientist-Practitioner Perspective (pp. 91-118). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1995. A social cognitive description of exceptional children. In D.H. Saklofske & M. Zeidner (Eds.), International handbook of personality and intelligence (pp. 185-204). New York, NY: Plenum.

D.H. Saklofske, V.L. Schwean, & H.L. Janzen, 1995. Psychological and educational assessment of children. In K. Covell (Ed.), Readings in child development (pp. 185-208). Toronto, ON.: Nelson Canada.

V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1994. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In V.S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human behavior (Vol. 1). Academic Press: San Diego, California, 245-251.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean Kowalchuk, 1992. Contextual and personal variables affecting testing and test results. In M. Zeidner and R. Most (Eds.), Psychological testing: A practical guide. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychological Press, Inc.

Papers in refereed journals

Brady, D., Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L., Montgomery, J. Thorne, K., & McCrimmon, A. (2015). Executive functions in young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (Accepted Feb., 2015).

Brady, D., Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L. et al (2014). Cognitive and emotional intelligence in young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder without an accompanying intellectual or language disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 1016-1023.

Brady, D., Schwean, V.L., Saklofske, D.H., McCrimmon, A. et al (2013). Set-Shifting executive abilities in Asperger’s syndrome. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 1631-37

MacCrimmon, A., Schwean, V.L., Saklofske, D.H., Montgomery, J,M., & Brady, D.I. (2012). Executive Functions in Asperger’s Syndrome: An Empirical Investigation of Verbal and Nonverbal Skills. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 224-233.

J. Montgomery, A. McCrimmon, V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, (2010). Emotional intelligence in Asperger Syndrome: Implications of dissonance between intellect and affect. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities.

Sarah M. Mastoras, Emma A. Climie, Adam W. McCrimmon, & Vicki L. Schwean (2010). A C.L.E.A.R. Approach to Report Writing: A Framework for Improving the Efficacy of Psychoeducational Reports, Special Issue, Canadian Journal of School Psychology.

Montgomery, J., McCrimmon, A., Schwean, V. L. & Saklofske, D. H., (2010). Emotional intelligence in Asperger Syndrome: Implications of dissonance between intellect and affect. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities. 45(4), 566-682.

Montgomery, J., Burt, J., Schwean, V., Thorne, K., Hindes, Y., Dyke, D., McCrimmon, A., Saklofske, D., Kohut, C., & Jordon, J. (2009). The relationship of trait- versus performance-based emotional intelligence to resiliency in youth with Asperger’s disorder. Special ‘Resiliency’ Issue: Canadian Journal of School Psychology.

Hindes, Y., Thorne, K., Schwean, V.L., & McKeough, A.M. (2008). Promoting intrapersonal qualities in adolescents: Evaluation of Rapport’s teen leadership breakthrough program. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 23, 206-222.

V. Schwean, D. Saklofske, Wittifield-Konklin, L., & Parker, J. (2006). Emotional intelligence and gifted children. Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 30-37.

D. Mykota & V.L. Schwean (2006). Moderator factors in First Nation Students at risk for psychosocial disorders. Journal of School Psychology.

V.L. Schwean, K. Burt, & D.H. Saklofske, 1999. Correlates of mother- and teacher-ratings of hyperactivity-impulsivity and inattention in AD/HD children. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 15(1), pp. 43-62.

D. Phillips, V.L. Schwean, & D.H. Saklofske, 1997. Treatment effect of a school-based cognitive/behavioral program for aggressive children. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 13 60-67.

K.L. Burt, R. Parks-Charney, & V.L. Schwean, 1996. The AD/HD skills and strategies program: A program for AD/HD adults in postsecondary education. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 12(2), 122-134.

D.H. Saklofske, V.L. Schwean, & L. ODonnell, 1996. WIAT performance of children with ADHD. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 12, 55-59.

V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, E. Shatz, & G. Falk, 1996. Achieving supportive integration for children with behavioral disorders in Canada: Multiple paths to realization. Canadian Journal of Special Education (Special Issue Edited by J. Kauffman), 11(1), 30-50. Invited Article.

V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, R.A. Yackulic & D. Quinn, 1995. Aggressive and nonaggressive ADHD boys: Cognitive, intellectual, and behavioral comparisons. Journal of Psychological Assessment, Assessment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders Monograph, 6-21.

V.L. Schwean, D.L. Gulka-Tiechko & D.H. Saklofske, 1994. Effects of methylphenidate on the processing of non-verbal cues in children with ADHD. Issues in Special Education and Rehabilitation, 9 (2), 49-56.

D.H. Saklofske, V.L. Schwean, R.A. Yackulic, & D. Quinn, 1994. WISC-III and SB:FE performance of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 10, 167-171.

P. Greenough, V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1993. School psychology services in Northern Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Special Education, 9, 1-12.

V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, R.A. Yackulic & D. Quinn, 1993. WISC-III performance of ADHD children. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, WISC-III Monograph, 56-70.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1993. Standardized procedures for measuring the correlates of ADHD in children: A research program. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 9(1), 28-36.

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Guest editor's foreword. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 9(1), i-ii.

V.L. Schwean, M. Parkinson, G. Francis & F. Lee, 1993. Educating the ADHD child: Debunking the myths. Canadian Journal of School Psychology 9(1), 37-52.

V.L. Schwean Kowalchuk, 1991. Stylistic variations in requesting: How does the language/learning disabled adolescent fare ? Canadian Journal of Special Education 7(1), 61-75.

V.L. Schwean Kowalchuk & M.A. Nostbakken, 1991. Help seeking: How successful is the learning disabled adolescent ? Canadian Journal of Special Education 6(1), 1-11.

V.L. Schwean Kowalchuk & A. Roadhouse, 1990. A school-based social cognitive intervention for aggressive boys. B.C. Journal of Special Education, 14, 27-38.

Papers in non-refereed journals

V.L. Schwean, M. Parkinson, G. Francis & F. Lee (1998). Educating the ADHD child: Debunking the myths. Reprinted in Public Education: Every Child, Every Possibility. Vancouver, B.C., British Columbia School Trustees Association.

D.R. Phillips, V.L. Schwean, & D.H.Saklofske (Spring 1998). School based cognitive behavioural programs for aggressive children. (Abstract of 1997 Study). Youth Update, 16 (1).

V.L. Schwean, 1991. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Council of Exceptional Children, Chapter 41, Newsletter, 2-5.

V.L. Schwean Kowalchuk, D. Quinn & D.H. Saklofske, 1991. Cognitive processing in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Child Assessment News, 1(3). (invited feature article)

Contributed papers in published conference proceedings and abstracts

Goulard, F., Climie, E., Mastoras, S., Saklofske, D.H. & Schwean, V.L. (2012). Executive function performance in bilingual children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax, Canadian Psychology, 53, 2a, 146.

Stinson, C.E, Saklofske, D.H., Mastoras, S., Climie, E.A. & Schwean, V.L. (2011). Attachment and resilience in children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Canadian Psychology, 52, 2a, XXX, June, Toronto.

Crumpler, T.D., Climie, E.A., Mastoras, S.M., Schwean, V.L., & Saklofske, D.H. (2011). Parent-child interactions in the promotion off self-esteem in children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Canadian Psychology, 52, 2a, XXX, June, Toronto.

Saklofske, D. H., Yan, G., & Schwean, V. L., (2004). Intelligence: Past and present perspectives. 28th International Congress of Psychology, Program Abstract Book and CD. August. Beijing, China.

Climie, E., Mastoras, S., Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L. (2012). Strengths in ADHD: A focus on resilience. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax. Canadian Psychology, 53, 2a, 114.

Mastoras, S., Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L., & Climie, E. (2012). Who’s got your back? The dynamics of social support and resilience among children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax. Canadian Psychology, 53, 2a, 114.

Stinson, C., Saklofske, D.H., Climie, E., Mastoras, S. & Schwean, V.L. (2012). The power of knowledge and attachment: Fostering resiliency in children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax. Canadian Psychology, 53, 2a, 114.

Crumpler, T., Saklofske, D.H., Mastoras, S., Climie, S., & Schwean, V.L. (2012). Theories of intelligence and goal orientations of parents of children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax. Canadian Psychology, 53, 2a, 114.

Taylor, M., Saklofske, D.H., Climie, E., Mastoras, S. & Schwean, V.L. (2012). You’re so Black and White! Exploring creativity and social skills in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax, Canadian Psychology, 53, 2a, 114-115.

Mastoras, S., Reed, W., Ki, D., Mitchell, K., Climie, E., Saklofske, D.H. & Schwean, V.L. (2012). Knowing your own strengths: Profiling self-perceived strengths among children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax. Canadian Psychology, 53, 2a, 149.

A. McCrimmon, V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, J.M Montgomery, D. Brady, K. Thorne, & Y. Hindes, 2010. Executive functions in Asperger’s Disorder; An empirical investigation of verbal and nonverbal skills. Canadian Psychology, 51,2a, 42, June, Winnipeg.

S. Mastoras, E, Climie, V. L. Schwean, & D.H. Saklofske, 2010. A conceptual model of socioemotional resilience in children with ADHD. Canadian Psychology, 51,2a, 42, June, Winnipeg.

J. Jordan, S. Wills, V. Schwean, & D.H. Saklofske, 2009 Development of the functional intelligence rating scale for teachers. Canadian Psychology, 50:2a, 146. June, Montreal.

Hindes, Y., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., McCrimmon, A., Dyke, D., Burt, J., Thorne, K., & Kohut, C. (2007). Assessing theory of mind in youth with Asperger’s Disorder: Implications for Predicting and Promoting Resiliency. Abstracts of the Sixth Annual International Meeting for Autism Research. Seattle, Washington.

McCrimmon, A., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., Dyke, D., Kohut, C., Hindes, Y., Thorne, K., & Burt, J. (2007). Executive functions in Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism: Taxonomical validation and relationship to other variables. Abstracts of the Sixth Annual International Meeting for Autism Research. Seattle, Washington.

Thorne, K., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., McCrimmon, A., Dyke, D., Burt, J., Kohut, C., & Hindes, Y. (2007). An investigation of resiliency in youth with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Abstracts of the Sixth Annual International Meeting for Autism Research. Seattle, Washington.

Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., McCrimmon, A., Dyke, D., Hindes, Y., Thorne, K., Burt, J., & Kohut, C. (2007). Resiliency in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Abstracts of the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

Montgomery, J., Saklofske, D., Schwean, V., Hindes, Y., Burt, J., Kohut, C., Dyke, D., McCrimmon, A., & Thorne, K. (2007). Theory of mind, executive functions, and emotional intelligence in Asperger Syndrome: Social implications. Abstracts of the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., Schwean, V., Dyke, D., McCrimmon, A., Burt, J., Kohut, C., Hindes, Y., & Thorne, K. (2007). Emotional intelligence and Asperger Disorder. Abstracts of the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

Dyke, D., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., McCrimmon, A., Montgomery, J., Hindes, Y., Burt, J., Kohut, C., & Thorne, K. (2007). Executive specificity in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Abstracts of the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

McCrimmon, A., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Dyke, D., Montgomery, J., Kohut, C., Burt, J., Hindes, Y., & Thorne, K. (2007). Verbal versus non-verbal abilities in Asperger Disorder and High Functioning Autism. Abstracts of the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1999. Coping, personality, and AD/HD. Abstracts of the 9th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. July, Vancouver, p. 117.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1997. Cognitive and Behavioural Characteristics of AD/HD Children. Fifth European Congress of Psychology, Conference Abstracts. July, Dublin, Ireland, p. 215.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1996. A study of exceptionalities among Canadian Aboriginal children. XXVI International Congress of Psychology. International Journal of Psychology, 31 (3 & 4), pp. 328-329. Montreal, Canada. August, 1996.

V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1995. Social-cognitive descriptions of aggressive and learning disabled children. Seventh meeting of The International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, Conference Abstracts. July, Warsaw, Poland, p. 16.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1994. Cognitive and intellectual characteristics of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Abstract of a paper presented to the 23rd International Congress of Applied Psychology, Madrid, Spain, p. 101.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1994. Collaborative practices and applied research programs in remote Canadian community schools: New roles for school psychologists. Abstract of a paper presented to the 23rd International Congress of Applied Psychology, Madrid, Spain, p. 137.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1994. Personality and behavioral correlates of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Abstract of a paper presented to the 7th European Conference in Personality, Madrid, Spain, p. 71.

D.H. Saklofske, R.A. Yackulic, V.L. Schwean & D. Quinn, 1991. Intelligence and cognitive processing in attention deficit disorder children. International Society for the Study of Individual Difference Biennial Conference, Oxford, England, Conference Abstracts, pp.3.

D.H. Saklofske, V.L. Schwean, R.A. Yackulic & D. Quinn, 1992. Assessing the cognitive performance of ADHD children. Cognitions, 6(2).

V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske & P. Greenough, 1992. Consultative Collaborative Model for Psychoeducational Service to Northern Aboriginal Students. Canadian Psychology, 33(2a), Quebec City, Quebec.

V.L. Schwean Kowalchuk, D. Quinn & D.H. Saklofske, 1991. Cognitive Processing in ADHD Children. Canadian Psychology, 32, 2(a), 326. Abstract of a presentation made at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, June 14.

Technical reports relevant to academic field

V. Schwean, S. Bisson, C. Barry, A. McCrimmon, & D. Dyke (2007). Communities of care: Transforming practice in the delivery of FSCD aide services. Evaluation and report commissioned by Child and Family Services, Government of Alberta (67pp).

V. Schwean. Evaluation of the AcTal Program. Evaluation and report commissioned by the Saskatoon Public School Division. January 2003. (pp. 193).

V. Schwean. Evaluation of the Structured Success Program. Technical Report Submitted to the Saskatoon Public School Division (pp. 300). January 2002 (pp. 259).

L. Spracklin-Cross & V.L. Schwean (2000). Adults managing, surviving, and celebrating AD/HD: A multimodal intervention program for adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the adult education setting. Manual prepared on behalf of Parkland Regional College, Saskatchewan Post Secondary Education Skills & Training, and the National Literacy Secretariat (pp. 130).

V.L. Schwean & D. Mykota, 1998. Early skills development program: Summary efficacy report. Technical report prepared for Child and Youth Services, Mental Health Services, Department of Health, Province of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK, pp. 22.

V.L. Schwean, 1998. Model for assessment of adult AD/HD. Technical report prepared for the Yorkton Regional College, Adaptive Student/Employment Enhancement Project, Saskatoon, SK, pp.4.

V.L. Schwean, 1998. Proposal for community-based servicing of adults presenting with AD/HD. Technical report prepared for the Yorkton Regional College, Adaptive Student/Employment Enhancement Project, Saskatoon, SK, pp.12.

D. Illerbrun, V.L. Schwean, S.K. Ali, & H. Krespin, 1995. Psychoeducational profiles in school-age children treated for leukemias and brain tumors. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: University of Saskatchewan, pp. 114.

V.L. Schwean, J. Zeamore, K. Tunney, & G. Francis, 1995. Conceptual model for service delivery to children and adolescents with AD/HD. Technical report prepared for the Provincial Interagency Working Group Around ADD/ADHD. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, pp. 27.

V.L. Schwean & K. Tunney, 1996. Draft proposal for Centre of Excellence for the identification and treatment of ADD/ADHD. Technical report prepared for the Provincial Interagency Working Group Around ADD/ADHD. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, pp. 4.

V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1994. Epidemiological study of exceptionalities in Saskatoon Tribal Council schools. Research and report commissioned by the Saskatoon Tribal Council in conjunction with the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan and Secretary of State, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, pp. 100.

V.L. Schwean (on behalf of the ADHD Provincial Protocol Committee), November, 1992. Integrated school-based services for children and families. Submission to the Minister's Advisory Committee on Integrated School-Based Services for Children and Families, Saskatchewan Education, Regina, Saskatchewan, pp. 22.

V.L. Schwean (on behalf of the Kindersley Integrated Child and Youth Project), June, 1993. Draft proposal for the Kindersley Integrated Child and Youth Project. Submission to the Kindersley Integrated Child and Youth Project Committee, Kindersley, Saskatchewan, pp.7.

V.L. Schwean & S. Greenough-Olson, 1992. Master plan for the assessment of exceptional students. Report commissioned by the Northern Lights School Division, pp. 70.

V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, D. Quinn & R.A. Yackulic, 1992. Cognitive and intellectual processes in ADHD children. Report submitted to the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, pp. 25.

Invited lectures / invited conference presentations

V.L. Schwean (2007). Transforming schools into communities of care. Presentation to the BEd Master of Teaching Students, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.

V.L. Schwean (2006). Shared systems of care. Keynote address. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Calgary, Alberta, June.

V.L. Schwean (2001). Evaluation of the Structured Success Program: Presentation of the results. Session presented to the Student Services and Structured Success personnel of the Saskatoon Public School Board, September.

V.L. Schwean, 2002. What to do until the Ritalin arrives. Session presented to the staff of Forest Grove School, March.

V.L. Schwean 2001. AD/HD. Session presented at Showcase 2001, Nurture the Mind, Touch the Heart, Saskatoon, February 20.

V.L. Schwean, 2001. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Session presented at Showcase 2001, Nurture the Mind, Touch the Heart, Saskatoon, February 23.

V.L. Schwean, 1999. Co-occurrence of AD/HD and Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida Association of Canada Annual Conference, Saskatoon, SK, September 17.

V.L. Schwean, 2000. AD/HD in adults: A glimpse of the future. Keynote address at the Saskatchewan Adult Basic Education Association Annual Conference, Saskatoon, SK, February 17.

V.L. Schwean, 2000. Supporting the education of children with AD/HD. Presentation to consultants, teachers, and teacher associates of Structured Success Programs, Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon, SK, March 20.

V.L. Schwean, 2000. Diagnostic and theoretical conceptualizations of AD/HD in Adults. Presentation to Literacy Coordinators, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon, SK, May 12.

V.L. Schwean, 1999. AD/HD: An adult disorder? Clinical seminar presented to the CH.A.D.D. Canada, Regina Chapter, Regina, SK, May.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1999. Clinical seminar on intelligence and psychoeducational assessment. SRS Vocational Services, Vancouver, BC, April.

V.L. Schwean, 1999. AD/HD: An adult disorder. Lecture/Workshop presented on behalf of AD/HD - Adaptive Student/Employment Enhancement Project, S.I.A.S.T. (Parkland Regional College), Yorkton, SK.

V.L. Schwean, 1998. AD/HD: A look ahead. Keynote address presented at the LINKS to Success Conference, Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, October 3.

V.L. Schwean, 1998. AD/HD in children. Seminars presented to the Saskatchewan Paraprofessional Association Annual Conference, Saskatoon, SK, September.

V.L. Schwean, May, 1997. Externalizing disorders in children. Presentation to the special services personnel of the Davidson School Division, Davidson, SK (3 hours).

V.L. Schwean, January, 1997. Habilitative environments for educating children with behavioral disorders. Presentation at the Winter Institute of the Saskatoon Board of Education, Saskatoon, SK (1 hour).

V.L. Schwean, January, 1996. Behavioral assessment: Contemporary models for school psychology. Toronto York Region Board of Education, Toronto, Ontario (3 hours).

V.L. Schwean (together with Dr. R. Bartell, Dr. H. Janzen and Dr. S. Massey) 1994. Psychological assessment and discrepant data. Session to the Canadian Association of School Psychologists and Manitoba Association of School Psychologists, Transformation '94, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 10.

V.L. Schwean, 1995. Behavior problems of gifted children. Presentation to Saskatoon Association for Gifted Education General Meeting, February.

V.L. Schwean, 1994. Cross cultural awareness: Issues in assessment. Presentation to the 1994 Yellowknife Educators' Conference, Yellowknife, NWT, February 18 (2 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1994. Educating the child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Presentation to the 1994 Yellowknife Educators' Conference, Yellowknife, NWT, February 18 (2 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1993. What do you do with a kid like this? Educating the child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Presentation at the Northern Area Teachers' Association Annual Conference, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, October 13 (4 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Presentation to the Special Services Division, North West Territories Education, Yellowknife, NWT, June 25 (6 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Attention Deficit Disorder. Presentation at the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, District Education Conference '93, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 25 (1.5 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1993. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Presentation at the POGO '93 - Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynaecology Workshop for Nurses, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 11 (1.5 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1992. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Presentation at the Buffalo Plain Annual Teachers' Convention, Bethune, Saskatchewan, October 9 (2.5 hours).

V.L. Schwean, 1992. Educational interventions for children with ADHD. Presentation at the E.C.E.C. Conference, Watrous, Saskatchewan, March.

V.L. Schwean, 1991. Students with ADHD: Interventions for the classroom. Presentation to the C.E.C. Annual Meeting, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, October.

V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1991. The Shared Services Project. Presentation at the Lac La Ronge Indian Band - Saskatoon District Tribal Council Joint Education Conference, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, September.

V. Kowalchuk, 1990. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Presentation at the Provincial Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, November 24 (1 hour).

V. Kowalchuk, 1990. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Presentation at the 1990 spring Institute and Annual General Meeting of the Psychological Society of Saskatchewan, May 10 (1 hour).

V. Kowalchuk, 1990. Control versus therapy: Promoting appropriate social behavior. Presentation at the Saskatoon Teachers' Association Annual Convention, March 2 (1 hour).

V. Kowalchuk, 1990. Teaching prosocial competencies. Presentation at the Blaine Lake School Division Annual Conference, February 26 (1 hour).

Presentations at conferences (non-invited)

Climie, E., Mastoras, S., Schwean, V.L. & Saklofske, D.H. (2013). Emotional Intelligence and Social Skills in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Knowing versus Doing. April, Washington, D.C.

Climie, E.,Mastoras, S., Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L. (2012). Strengths in ADHD: A focus on resilience. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax.

Mastoras, S., Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L., & Climie, E. (2012). Who’s got your back? The dynamics of social support and resilience among children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax.

Stinson, C., Saklofske, D.H., Climie, E., Mastoras, S. & Schwean, V.L. (2012). The power of knowledge and attachment: Fostering resiliency in children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax.

Crumpler, T., Saklofske, D.H., Mastoras, S., Climie, S., & Schwean, V.L. (2012). Theories of intelligence and goal orientations of parents of children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax.

Taylor, M., Saklofske, D.H., Climie, E., Mastoras, S. & Schwean, V.L. (2012). You’re so Black and White! Exploring creativity and social skills in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax.

Mastoras, S., Reed, W., Ki, D., Mitchell, K., Climie, E., Saklofske, D.H. & Schwean, V.L. (2012). Knowing your own strengths: Profiling self-perceived strengths among children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax.

Goulard, F., Climie, E., Mastoras, S., Saklofske, D.H. & Schwean, V.L. (2012). Executive function performance in bilingual children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, June, Halifax.

S. Mastoras, E, Climie, V. L. Schwean, & D.H. Saklofske, 2010. A conceptual model of socioemotional resilience in children with ADHD. Canadian Psychological Association 71st Annual Convention, June, Winnipeg.

A. McCrimmon, V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, J.M Montgomery, D. Brady, K. Thorne, & Y. Hindes, 2010. Executive functions in Asperger’s Disorder; An empirical investigation of verbal and nonverbal skills. Canadian Psychological Association 71st Annual Convention, June, Winnipeg.

A. McCrimmon, V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, J.M Montgomery, D. Brady, K. Thorne, & Y. Hindes, 2010. Executive functions in Asperger’s Disorder; An empirical investigation of verbal and nonverbal skills. International Meeting for Autism Research, May, Philadelphia.

J. Jordan, S. Wills, V. Schwean, & D.H. Saklofske, 2009 Development of the functional intelligence rating scale for teachers. Canadian Psychological Association Conference, June, Montreal.

Thorne, K., Hindes, Y., & Schwean, V. (2009). Promoting emotional intelligence in Canadian youth: A pilot study. Paper presented at the Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Montreal (June).

Hindes, Y., & Schwean, V. (2009). Promotion of leadership skills in Canadian youth. Paper presented at the Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Montreal (June).

Hindes, Y., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., McCrimmon, A., Dyke, D., Burt, J., Thorne, K., & Kohut, C. (2007). Assessing theory of mind in youth with Asperger’s Disorder: Implications for Predicting and Promoting Resiliency. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual International Meeting for Autism Research. Seattle, Washington.

McCrimmon, A., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., Dyke, D., Kohut, C., Hindes, Y., Thorne, K., & Burt, J. (2007). Executive functions in Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism: Taxonomical validation and relationship to other variables. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual International Meeting for Autism Research. Seattle, Washington.

Thorne, K., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., McCrimmon, A., Dyke, D., Burt, J., Kohut, C., & Hindes, Y. (2007). An investigation of resiliency in youth with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual International Meeting for Autism Research. Seattle, Washington.

Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., McCrimmon, A., Dyke, D., Hindes, Y., Thorne, K., Burt, J., & Kohut, C. (2007). Resiliency in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Symposium presented at the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

Montgomery, J., Saklofske, D., Schwean, V., Hindes, Y., Burt, J., Kohut, C., Dyke, D., McCrimmon, A., & Thorne, K. (2007). Theory of mind, executive functions, and emotional intelligence in Asperger Syndrome: Social implications. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

Saklofske, D., Montgomery, J., Schwean, V., Dyke, D., McCrimmon, A., Burt, J., Kohut, C., Hindes, Y., & Thorne, K. (2007). Emotional intelligence and Asperger Disorder. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

Dyke, D., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., McCrimmon, A., Montgomery, J., Hindes, Y., Burt, J., Kohut, C., & Thorne, K. (2007). Executive specificity in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

McCrimmon, A., Schwean, V., Saklofske, D., Dyke, D., Montgomery, J., Kohut, C., Burt, J., Hindes Y., & Thorne, K. (2007). Verbal versus non-verbal abilities in Asperger Disorder and High Functioning Autism. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1999. Coping, personality and AD/HD. Presentation at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, July.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1997. Cognitive and behavioural characteristics of AD/HD Children. Fifth European Congress of Psychology. July, Dublin, Ireland.

D.H. Saklofske, D.S. Tulsky, & V.L. Schwean, 1997. Utility of new WAIS-III and WMS-III subtests for ADD assessment. 105th Annual Convention, American Psychological Association, August, Chicago.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1996. A study of exceptionalities among Canadian aboriginal children. XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, Canada.

V.L. Schwean, & D.H. Saklofske, 1995. Social cognitive descriptions of aggressive and learning disabled children. Seventh meeting of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, July, Warsaw, Poland.

V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, H. Lafond, & G. Lobe, 1995. An epidemiological study of exceptionality in band schools. Tenth National Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, October, Saskatoon.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1994. Cognitive and intellectual characteristics of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Paper presented to the 23rd International Congress of Applied Psychology, Madrid, Spain, p. 101.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1994. Collaborative practices and applied research programs in remote Canadian community schools: New roles for school psychologists. Paper presented to the 23rd International Congress of Applied Psychology, Madrid, Spain, p. 137

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1994. Personality and behavioral correlates of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Paper presented to the 7th European Conference in Personality, Madrid, Spain, p. 71.

V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, R.A. Yackulic & D. Quinn, 1994. Cognitive, academic, and behavioral correlates of ADHD: Standardized approaches to measurement. Department for the Education of Exceptional Children 25th Anniversary Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, January.

D. Quinn, V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1993. Behavioral Assessment System for Children. Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry, Banff, Alberta, October.

R.A. Yackulic, V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske & D. Quinn, 1992. PASS and Achievement Performance of Attention Deficit Disorder Children. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., August.

P. Greenough, D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1992. Consultative collaborative model for psychoeducational services to Northern Aboriginal students. Paper presented at Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, June.

D.H. Saklofske, R.A. Yackulic, D. Quinn & V.L. Schwean, 1992. Cognitive and intellectual assessment of ADHD. Paper presented at the Series on Behavioral Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Attention Deficit Disorders, May.

D.H. Saklofske, V.L. Schwean, D. Quinn & R.A. Yackulic, 1992. Performance of ADHD Children on the WISC-III. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, March.

V.L. Schwean, D.H. Saklofske, R.A. Yackulic & D. Quinn, 1991. Assessing the cognitive performance of ADHD children. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of School Psychologists, Toronto, Ontario, October.

D. Quinn, V.L. Schwean & D.H. Saklofske, 1991. Cognitive responsivity to methylphenidate in ADHD children. Presentation to the Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September.

D.H. Saklofske & V.L. Schwean, 1991. Cognitive and intellectual performance of ADHD children. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, California, August.

D.H. Saklofske, R.A. Yackulic, V.L. Schwean & D. Quinn, 1991. Intelligence and cognitive processing in Attention Deficit Disorder children. Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, Oxford, England, July.

V.L. Schwean Kowalchuk, D. Quinn & D.H. Saklofske, 1991. Cognitive Processing in ADHD Children. Presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, June 14.

V. Kowalchuk, D. Quinn D.H. Saklofske & A. Yackulic. Cognitive processing skills of ADHD children. Presentation at the Canadian Association of School psychologists and Saskatchewan Educational Psychology Association Annual Conference, September 25 (1.5 hours).

Other

OTHER CREDENTIALS:

  • Registered Doctoral Psychologist (#369), Saskatchewan College of Psychologists (2001-2008)
  • Registered Psychologist, College of Alberta Psychologists (#3213) (2005-2011)
  • Professional A Teaching Certificate, 1974, Saskatchewan Department of Education.

Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, July 2011-Present
The Dean, Faculty of Education, is responsible to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) for the administration of the Faculty and exercises the responsibilities of Faculty Dean in accordance with the policies and procedures of Western University. The Dean chairs the Faculty of Education in accordance with the powers and duties laid out in the University Act and are expected to maintain the confidence of the Faculty. The Dean chairs a committee of Associate Dean’s (Research, Graduate Programs, Pre-service/Undergraduate Programs) and consults with the Associate Deans on the development of policies and general directions for the Faculty and University and provides the University Administration with the views of the Faculty on issues and plans.

The Dean is responsible for development of strategic plans for the Faculty and the budget for the administration of the Faculty which conforms to Western’s practices. She is also responsible for ensuring that the budget is expended in keeping with the general objectives toward which the budget was development. The Dean is also required to maintain links between the Faculty and other Faculties, as well as with other institutions and academic bodies, both provincial and national. It is also the responsibility of the Dean to support curriculum development and the initiation and development of new undergraduate and graduate programs in line with the mission of Western University. Primary responsibility to delegated to the Dean for encouraging high standards of teaching, methods of evaluating teaching effectiveness, and grading practices, and foster and encouraging research within the Faculty. The  Dean serves on the Senate of Western University and other University Committees as required and reports to the official bodies of the University and University administrative officers on academic and administrative developments relating to the Faculty. The Dean shall carry out such other duties as may be assigned by University bodies, the President, and the Vice-President, Academic. There is an expectation that the Dean should also maintain contact with her discipline during the term of office.
The Faculty of Education at Western University is currently home to 40 full-time faculty (current recruitment is underway), 287 part-time faculty, 60+ administrative staff, and 8 librarians. Over 680 pre-service students and 600 graduate students are currently enrolled in full-time programs. The Faculty also supports several research centres: Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education; Centre for School and Community Mental Health; Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children; the Language and Literacy Education Research Group; Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount; and, the Educational Leadership Centre. Western’s English Language Centre was also introduced by the Faculty of Education in 2012. Underway are the development and introduction of the Centre of Excellence in Indigenous Education and the International Baccalaureate Centre of Excellence.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, 2011- present
  • Professor, Division of Applied Psychology, University of Calgary, 2005-2011.
  • Professor, Department for the Education of Exceptional Children/Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, University of Saskatchewan, 1998 – 2004
  • Associate Professor, Department for the Education of Exceptional Children, University of Saskatchewan, 1993.
  • Assistant Professor, Department for the Education of Exceptional Children, University of Saskatchewan, 1988.

Employment

  • School Psychologist, Special Services Division, Regina Board of Education, 1987-1988
  • School Psychologist/Consultant, Transitional Learning Centres, Regina Board of Education, 1986-1987
  • Sessional Lecturer, Department for the Education of Exceptional Children, University of Saskatchewan, 1986-1987
  • Teacher, Senior Autistic Program, Regina Board of Education, 1983-1984.
  • Teacher, Program for Children with Behavioural/Emotional Needs, Regina Board of Education, 1978 -1982
  • Teacher, Special Foster Homes Program, Saskatchewan Department of Social Services, 1977- 1978
  • Research Officer, Child and Youth Services, Saskatchewan Department of Health, 1975-1976