New IERG Associate Director
last modified 2012-02-25 18:28
Dr Laurie Anderson has kindly agreed to become an Associate Director of the IERG. Laurie is the Executive Director of SFU Vancouver, and has been a elementary teacher, principal, District Principal, Director of Curriculum, Associate Superintendent and Interim Superintendent of Schools for the Vancouver Board of Education.
Laurie has also been a consultant on education reform for the Ministry of Education, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC, a curriculum developer and instructor for Vancouver Community College, a mediation consultant for schools throughout BC, a facilitator of the VSB's Leadership Development Program, and developer and instructor of the Instructor Training Program, a course taken by over 2,000 aspiring teachers of adults over the last 22 years. Laurie has presented at conferences in Canada and the US, taught leadership courses in Hong Kong, Bangkok and various cities in China, provided education reform consultation to educational authorities in Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, and facilitated planning and visioning sessions with various public and private sector organizations in Vancouver. Laurie obtained his BEd, MA and PhD at SFU, served as a Director on the Canadian Bureau of International Education for six years and completed the Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute. Laurie's academic interests include the nature, meaning and intractability of educational reform, program implementation, leadership in general and archetypal leadership in particular, and contemplative education. We are delighted to welcome him to the IERG community, and hope to benefit from his experience and expertise in education.