Dr. Kevin O’Connor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Schooling, Faculty of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University, Canada. He has received a B.Ed., an M.A. in Curriculum Studies and a Ph.D. in Education from McGill University. He has taught in elementary and secondary schools for 15 years and as an educational administrator was responsible for integrated experiential science programs in the Yukon Territory, Canada. Kevin was a Visiting Professor at both McGill University and the University of Ottawa and acted as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Federal Government of Canada on Aboriginal education issues. Much of his current research and publications are based on the synthesis of multi-sensory pedagogy and interdisciplinary curriculum through the integration of experiential and place-based learning, science field studies and Aboriginal education and how these effective inclusive pedagogical practices can support teacher education through a balance of theory and practice.
Dr. O’Connor sits as an Advisory Board member on the Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy, GLOBE-NASA International Science Education Group and The Paulo and Nita Freire International Center for Critical Pedagogy.