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
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)