Resume of Gerald Walton, PhD



Seeking a new opportunity in my career as an educator, researcher, administrator, public speaker, I have developed a valuable skill set that includes excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication; analytical and problem-solving skills; organization, supervisory, and leadership experience; project management skills; and diversity training.


  • PhD (Queen’s University, 2006);
  • MA (University of Victoria, 2000);
  • BA, Honours (University of Victoria, 1996)

 Awards and honours:

  • Annual Advising and Mentoring Award (2018) from the Canadian Association of Foundations of Education.
  • Contribution to Teaching Award (2016): Lakehead University
  • Merit Award (2011): Excellence in combined research and service.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2004)Doctoral Fellowship
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2002-2006): Scholarships x 4

 Work Experience:

2018 – present: Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON.

  • teaching undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral courses in education; designing curriculum and assessment;
  • serving on various committees at the faculty and university levels such as the PhD, MEd, Leave and Extension, Teaching and Learning, and Honorary Degrees committees;
  • designing and conducting research, analysing data, writing articles for academic and professional publications, writing and editing book chapters;
  • presenting scholarship at academic conferences
  • designing workshops on grant proposals, presentation skills, curriculum design, and academic writing for graduate students, faculty, university communities, students and teachers, and the public;
  • speaking with radio and television news media about social issues in Canadian society.
  • Awarded early tenure (by unanimous faculty and university votes) based on excellence in performance.

Assistant Dean for 2012 – 2014 (by unanimous faculty vote).

2006 – 2008: Limited Term Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University.

  • teaching undergraduate and master’s courses in education;

2006 – 2008: Research Grants Facilitator, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University.

  • reviewing and editing grant applications;
  • providing workshops on applying for research grants, scholarships, and fellowships.

2002: Co-instructor and Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University.

  • teaching undergraduate courses in education;
  • supporting students on their projects and assignments;
  • assessing students’ work; designing and teaching classes on social justice and bullying.

2002 – 2003: Volunteer and Programs Coordinator, Ontario Public Interest Research Group, Kingston, ON.

  • coordinating student groups for education and advocacy;
  • liaising with librarian and accountant to upkeep records and finances;
  • partnering with student groups and departments for public presentations.

1998 – 1999: Research Assistant, British Columbia Ministry of Education. Victoria, BC.

  • assessed policy and research related to identification, intervention, and integration of children with disabilities;
  • drafted report that synthesized and summarized recommendations for practice.

1996 – 1999: Teaching Assistant. Sociology of Leisure, Qualitative Methods, Sociology of Gender and Human Sexuality. University of Victoria.

  • helping students on assignments; designing assessment and evaluation tools.

1994 – 2001: Survey Research Assistant and Professional Development Programs Assistant, Greater Victoria School District, Victoria, BC.

  • assisting in survey design on school accreditation and bullying; running scan sheets, compiling data, developing reports for schools.

1991 – 1993: Crisis Line Volunteer and Volunteer Trainer, Chimo Community Services, Richmond, BC.

Activities and interests:

  • Long-distance running.
  • Teaching about media, violence, and bullying to students in schools and the public at large.
  • Speaking with student groups in schools about bullying and violence.
  • Volunteering for community organizations (AIDS Vancouver Island, Toronto Police Service, and Egale, among others)