Faculty Contacts

Department of Child and Youth Studies




Faculty Contacts

Current Professors

Heather Chalmers
Adolescent Risk-Taking Behaviour; Gambling; Resilience; Development of Gambling Problems; Predictors of Gambling Involvement; Risk and Protective Factors; Gender Differences in Risk-taking Behaviour; Decision-making Processes in Risk-taking
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
hchalmers@brocku.ca

Maureen Connolly
Stressed Embodiment (including disability, strength training and conditioning); Disability Studies; Pedagogy and Curriculum; Organizational Culture; Policy and Leadership Development; Semiotic Phenomenology
Professor, PEKN
Cross-appointed with CHYS
mconnoll@brocku.ca

Maurice Feldman
Child Maltreatment; Parenting; Behaviour Disorders; Autism; Developmental Disabilities. Expert in parenting by persons with learning difficulties
Professor
MC A236
905-688-5550 Ext. 4894
Cross-appointed with CHYS
maurice.feldman@brocku.ca

Jan Frijters
Motivational, Volitional, and Relationship Factors on Children's Learning; Interface between Academic Skills and Non-cognitive Determinants of Skill Growth; Reading; Reading Difficulties
Associate Professor
jan.frijters@brocku.ca

Dorothy Griffiths
Clinical Issues Regarding Dual Diagnosis (persons who are developmentally disabled and have mental health issues); Sexual Abuse and Offence; Aggression and Self-injury, and Social Skills Training with Persons with Developmental Disabilities; Human Rights and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Professor
CRN 330
905-688-5550 Ext. 4069
dgriffiths@brocku.ca

Zopito Marini
Bullying, victimization and intervention strategies; Cognitive mechanisms and social processes underlying the development of sociocognitive abilities; Mediating and moderating factors in children's adjustment and self-regulation; Bullying and developmental disabilities; The development of conscience and moral emotions; and Exploring the link between bullying and classroom incivility.
Professor
CRN 332
905-688-5550 Ext. 3178
zmarini@brocku.ca

Voula Marinos
Crime, Sentencing, Punishment for both Young and Adult Offenders in Canada; Non-custodial Punishments; Public Attitudes Towards Sentencing and Punishment; Reforming the Sentencing Process
Associate Professor
vmarinos@brocku.ca

John McNamara
Children with Language and Learning Disabilities; Early Identification and Prevention of Reading Problems; Neurological and Environmental Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Dyslexia; Developmental Health of Children with Reading Disabilities
Professor
CRN 346
905-688-5550 Ext. 3835
john.mcnamara@brocku.ca
 

Lauren McNamara
School Engagement, Technology in the classroom, Motivation, Innovation in the school, and Noninstructional aspects of school and their Impact on Development and Learning (e.g. recess).
Assistant Professor
CRN 329
lmcnamara@brocku.ca 

Richard Mitchell
Theoretical, Social, and Legal Constructions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; Human Rights Theory, Policy, Law and Practice; Citizenship and Social Policy Discourses for Young People; Transdisciplinarity in Theory and Methodology; Critical Social Pedagogy; Participatory action, ethnographic and grounded theory approaches to research with Children and Young People; Sociology of Childhood; Sociology of Human Rights; Autopoietic Systems Theory
Associate Professor
CRN 352
905-688-5550 Ext. 5085
richard.mitchell@brocku.ca

Shannon Moore
Restorative justice practices in education, justice and community settings; International standards for justice and human rights; counselling psychology, mental health and well-being; critical pedagogy; intersectionality; transdisciplinary praxis; qualitative methodologies
Associate Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies
smoore@brocku.ca

Tom O'Neill
Transnational Labour Migration; Ethnographic Research Methods; Cross Cultural Study of the Economic Uses/Abuses of Children and Youth; Constructs of "Modern" Childhoods; Discourses of Children's Rights; Transnationalism and Globalization; Children and Youth in war zones
Associate Professor
CRN 343
905-688-5550 Ext. 3110
toneill@brocku.ca

Frances Owen
Teaching and support of Human Rights for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities; Resource Allocation and Service Access in Families of Preschool Children who have Communication Delays; Systemic Issues in Clinical Practice; Prevention of Abuse and Promotion of Human Rights in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities; Nature and Development of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Counsellors and other Helping Professionals
Associate Professor
CRN 328
905-688-5550 Ext. 4807
fowen@brocku.ca

Shauna Pomerantz
Sociology of Education; Girls' Studies; Youth Cultural Studies; Popular Culture; Moral Panic; Media Analyses; Post/Feminisms; Identity/Subjectivity; Postmodern; Poststructural, and Postcolonial Theories; Social Justice; Critical Pegagodies; Qualitative Research Methodologies
Associate Professor
CRN 331
905-688-5550 Ext. 5371
shauna.pomerantz@brocku.ca

Rebecca Raby
Theories of Childhood and Adolescence; Gender and Sexuality in Childhood and Youth; Gender and academic performance; Peer Cultures; Experiences of Gender, Race, Class and Sexual Orientation as they Intersect with Childhood and Adolescence; Social Inequality; Governance and Regulation of Youth; School Rules; Qualitative Methods
Chair and Professor
CRN 325
905-688-5550 Ext. 3172
rraby@brocku.ca

Hans Skott-Myhre
Globalization; Radical Youth Work; Youth Subcultures; Philosophy of Child and Youth Studies; Body Practices and Creative Force of Childhood and Youth; Children,Youth, and Popular Culture; Qualitative and Ethnographic Research Methods; Post-colonial/Post-Capitalist Subjectivity
Professor
CRN 340
905-688-5550 Ext. 4323
hans.skott-myhre@brocku.ca

Kathy Skott-Myhre
Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating; Attention Deficit Disorder; Spirituality; Wellness Psychology; Anxiety Disorders; Hypnotherapy; Street Youth; At Risk/High risk Youth; Youth Subcultures
Adjunct Professor
905-688-5550 Ext. 5367
kskottmy@brocku.ca

Christine Tardif-Williams
Parent-child Communication, Attachment Relationships, and Conflict; The Impact of Acculturation on Family Relationships; The Role of Companion Animals in the Lives of Children and Youth (e.g., the child-animal bond and animal/child abuse, empathy, mental health and coping, and disabilities and therapy); Child and Youth Maltreatment and Trauma; Rights and children and youth who have disabilites. 
Associate Professor
ctardifwilliams@brocku.ca

Danny Tarulli
Sociocultural Foundations of Development (e.g., Vygotsky); Dialogical, Narrative and Hermeneutical Approaches (e.g., Bakhtin, Gadamer); Theoretical and Meta-Theoretical Issues in Child and Youth Development; Self and Identity Development; Individual Agency; Children's Play; Child and Youth Rights; Rights and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Associate Professor
CRN 327
905-688-5550 Ext. 4513
dtarulli@brocku.ca

Ayda Tekok-Kilic
Developmental neuroscience/
neuropsychology; working memory (WM) development; anxiety disorders in children and youth and how anxiety affects mental functioning; socio-cultural influences on cognitive processes (social neuroscience)
Associate Professor
CRN 349
905-688-5550 ext. 3937
atekokkilic@brocku.ca

Tricia Vause
IBI for Children/Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Assessment and Treatment for Children and Youth with other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities, ADHD); Discrimination Learning/Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities (ABLA) Test; Stimulus Equivalence; Parent and Staff Training; School Consultation; Program Evaluation
Associate Professor
CRN 350
905-688-5550 Ext. 3559
tricia.vause@brocku.ca

Tony Volk
Developmental Evolutionary Psychology; Parenting; Development of Parenting; Child Facial Cues; Scholastic Outcomes; Bullying & Victimization; Cultural and Social Influences on Parent-Child Relationships
Associate Professor
CRN 347
905-688-5550 Ext. 5368
tony.volk@brocku.ca

Terry Wade
Social Determinants of Health Across the Life Course; Disadvantaged Populations
Professor, Health Sciences
Cross-Appointed to CHYS
STH 317
905-688-5550 Ext. 4146
twade@brocku.ca

Dawn Zinga
Children's and Adolescents' Perceptions of Multiculturalism; Multiculturalism and Education; Discourses on Child and Youth Rights; Acquired Brain Injury in Educational Systems; Children's Artwork and Narratives; Teen Mother's Interactions with their Infants, Attitudes Towards Mothering, and their Hormonal Profiles
Associate Professor
CRN 333
905-688-5550 Ext. 3152
dzinga@brocku.ca