Welcome to Dean Vicki Schwean

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dean Vicki SchweanA very warm welcome to Dr. Vicki Schwean, who begins her five year term as Dean of Western’s Faculty of Education on July 1.

Succeeding Acting Dean Carol Beynon, Dr. Schwean comes from the University of Calgary, where she most recently held the position of Vice-Dean (Finance and Academic Administration) as well as Interim Associate Dean in the Office of Graduate Programs. Dr. Schwean is a Registered Psychologist and holds bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Regina and a Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in Educational Psychology.

Vicki began her academic career as an Assistant professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Social Services, Before that, she held a variety of positions as a teacher and school psychologist for the Regina Board of Education and Saskatchewan’s Department of Social Services.

Vicki has produced a number of books, book chapters and articles focusing on child assessment and mental health and throughout her academic career she has been a strong advocate for systemic reform in service delivery for vulnerable and at-risk children.

Congratulations, Vicki, and welcome to the Faculty!