Andrew AllenAndrew Allen began a five-year term as director of the Joint PhD in Educational Studies program July 1.

Education professor to direct joint PhD program

The Joint PhD in Educational Studies program answers the call for highly trained talent to bolster Canada’s intellectual capital in an increasingly competitive knowledge-based economy, says its new director, Andrew Allen.

The program is a collaborative partnership between the University of Windsor, Lakehead University, and Brock University and is designed for working professionals. It offers the best of each of its partners, access to a wide range of expertise and research interests, and enhanced opportunities for depth and breadth in various fields of study.

“Education continues to face many challenges and our Joint PhD program provides exciting opportunities in generating new knowledge and directions in research and scholarship in education,” says Dr. Allen.

He began a five-year appointment as the Joint PhD program director July 1.

Allen has taught in the Faculty of Education across all program levels, including the Joint PhD program, since his initial appointment in 2002. He has served as co-ordinator of the Aeronautics Leadership Program and as chair of the University of Windsor African Diaspora Youth Conference, and currently holds the position of University of Windsor Anti-Racism Pedagogies Teaching Leadership Chair — the first in Canada.