A Message from the Dean

Dr. Ken MontgomeryWelcome to the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor!  We are located on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, a mere 5 minute walk from the beautiful waterfront and its magnificent view of Detroit.  Our Faculty of Education mission is centered upon a fidelity to social justice and equity, while our diverse and dedicated team of faculty and staff share broad commitments to student success, to research excellence, and to community engagement.

Our faculty, staff, and students together aim to foster the conditions in which children, youth, and life-long learners in diverse educational contexts can thrive and also contribute to a thriving planet.  To ensure that all children and adult learners have a gateway to opportunity and to speak back to those voices who would conspire to fracture the planet with hatred, discrimination, and violence, it is our collective responsibility within a Faculty of Education to promote the development of educators who actively seek a better world, particularly for the most vulnerable, and toward the direction of justice, inclusivity, equity, and human rights. 

To fulfil such hopeful promise, we are inspired by a diversity of approaches, pedagogies, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks.  We draw both strength and wisdom from the intersections and spaces between the sciences, the liberal arts, professional programs, and creative expression. Our community of active and accomplished faculty are internationally recognized for important contributions to research, theory, policy, performance, and practice.  Our faculty members care deeply about teaching and mentoring students, about providing transformative educational experiences in a range of settings including international contexts, and about engaging in ethical partnership with the diverse communities we serve.

There are many points of convergence between the overarching priorities of this Faculty of Education and the University of Windsor’s recent campaign to be recognized as a place of promise that elevates human thought, creativity, and hope.  I invite you to explore our website, to contact us electronically, and to visit us in person to learn more about our graduate and undergraduate programs and to gain a sense of how you would thrive in our faculty.

Ken Montgomery, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Windsor