One of the perks of my job is that my office overlooks the stunning Halifax Harbour, pictured above. Nova Scotia is a lovely place to live and work – a place to dream – as Freire alludes to. Yet like a lot of beautiful places in the world, Nova Scotians deal with many challenges around the depletion of natural resources, literacy, and inequalities.

As an adult educator I am interested in exploring how communicative and emancipatory approaches to learning can create possibilities for change. My research explores the significance of learning in everday contexts, such as in the homeplace, through fiction reading/writing, and through active engagement of citizens in community.

This website provides an overview of my academic interests, particularly my recent research projects. I invite you to take a look at this work, and would enjoy hearing from you.

“It is impossible to live without dreams”
 (Paulo Freire)