New faces in Education administration
Three roles filled include associate deans of graduate and undergraduate programs and director, Student Experiences Office
There are several new faces in the Faculty of Education’s graduate, undergraduate and Student Experiences Office.
Martha Koch, Melanie Janzen and Charlotte Enns, who are currently professors in the faculty, have been named to new roles which will be conducted along with their professorial duties.
After serving as acting director of the Student Experiences Office since January, Martha Koch became the director of the office this summer.
Koch, who is also an assistant professor in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, received her PhD from the University of Ottawa in 2010. She specializes in mathematics education and educational assessment. In her role as director of the SEO, Koch will oversee the classroom field experiences for year 1 and 2 teacher candidates, including urban, rural and independent experiences along with unique northern and French Immersion practicums.
Melanie Janzen, who was previously the director of the student experiences office, took on the position of associate dean, undergraduate, at the beginning of July, following the move of Jerome Cranston to the role of Executive Director, Student Academic Success, from Education. Janzen will oversee the undergraduate students in Education, including the transition this fall which will see the incoming class starting the new B.Ed. program and the Year 2 students continuing with the old B.Ed. program.
Janzen, who has a PhD from the University of British Columbia, is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and a research affiliate with the Centre for Human Rights Research. Her areas of interest are in teacher identity and how teachers understand who they are and what it means to be and to become a teacher, along with specializations in curriculum studies and early years education.
As of August, Charlotte Enns has been named the new associate dean, Graduate & Professional Programs, and Research. She will oversee the faculty’s substantial Master of Education, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education and PhD programs. She is also a professor in the department of Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAF&P).
Enns received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont., and her PhD at the University of Manitoba. Deaf education is her area of specialization, along with language and Literacy Learning and inclusive special education.