Faculty

Faculty of Education
  • Melanie Baerg
    MEd University of Calgary, PBD University of British Columbia, PDP Simon Fraser University, BA Simon Fraser University
    • Lecturer
    Phone:
    250-991-7514
    Cell:
    250-305-9196
    Office:
    S223
    Melanie Baerg is a faculty member in the School of Education, based at the South-Central Campus in Quesnel. She completed her MEd in School and Applied Psychology from the University of Calgary and is certified by the BC Association of School Psychologists, where she sits as an Executive member.... more

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  • Dr. Hartley Banack
    PhD, MA, BEd (Simon Fraser University)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5317
    Office:
    10-4062
    I grew up in Toronto in a family and community that practiced Jewish family values, yet I do not practice any faith (spiritually or politically), beyond what might be called faith to a will to support and help develop senses of wellness. I am passionate about outdoor learning and time spent... more

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  • Bonnie Fuller
    BSc University of British Columbia, MA Curriculum and Instruction Gonzaga University
    • Instructor
    Office:
    10-4020
    Born in Baguio, Philippines' Luzon Island. Immigrated to Canada as a child. Life experiences established a strong sense of the importance and power of education and a desire to be an educator. Have an established career as a K-12 educator in the B.C. Public Schools and have been an instructor in... more

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  • Margo Greenwood
    PhD (UBC), MA (UVic), BEd (Alberta)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5239
    Office:
    CJMH-3049
    Dr. Margo Greenwood, Academic Leader of the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, is an Indigenous scholar of Cree ancestry with years of experience focused on the health and well being of Indigenous children, families and communities. She also holds a Professor appointment in both... more

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  • Christine Ho Younghusband
    EdD Simon Fraser University, MEd Simon Fraser University, BEd University of British Columbia, BSc University of British Columbia
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6313
    Cell:
    604-741-3876
    Office:
    10-4048

    Supervises in: MEd Education

    Christine teaches in the teacher education program with a focus on identity, system change, and educational leadership. She is passionate about student learning experiences and the policies and practices that influence them. Christine’s career in education spans over 25-years starting with teaching... more

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  • PhD (James Cook University - cum laude), MEd, BEd (University of Victoria), Cert. Leadership and Conflict Resolution (Justice Institute of British Columbia), Cert. Mediation (Herzing College), Certificate in Conflict Coaching (Justice Institute of BC)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6707
    Office:
    10-4036

    Supervises in: MEd Special Education ; MEd Multidisciplinary Leadership ; MEd Counselling ; MA English ; MA Psychology

    Dr. Andrew Kitchenham was the School of Education Chair from 2014 to 2018 and has served as the MEd Coordinator in Special Education, the Acting MEd Coordinator in Multidisciplinary Leadership, and the Acting Practicum Placement Coordinator and Academic Advisor. He has taught at eight universities... more

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  • Dr. Alex Lautensach
    PhD (University of Otago), MScT (McMaster University), MSc (University of Guelph), BEd (University of Toronto), Dipl. Biology (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    • Adjunct Professor
    Phone:
    250-615-3334
    Alexander Lautensach grew up in Munich, Germany and is a citizen of Canada and New Zealand. He holds a DiplBiol in genetics, zoology, and biochemistry from the University of Munich, Germany. After he immigrated to Canada in 1980 he obtained an MSc in molecular biology from the University of Guelph... more

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  • Dr. David Litz
    EdD University of Calgary, MA University of Birmingham, MES Dalhousie University, BEd University of Toronto, BA Dalhousie University
    • Assistant Professor
    Dr. Litz has an EdD in Educational Leadership from The University of Calgary, Canada. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), where he teachers several courses in the Bachelor of Education program. His current research utilizes... more

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  • Glen Thielmann
    BA (UBC), PDP (SFU), MEd (SFU), PhD student (UNBC)
    • Lecturer
    Office:
    10-4083
    After a youthful stint as an ecosystem geographer in the woods of northern BC and Alberta, Glen taught Social Studies, Geography, and English Language Arts in Prince George secondary schools for 22 years, has been the PGDTA Professional Development Chair for many years, and more recently has worked... more

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  • Lantana Usman
    PhD (University of Alberta), MEd, MBA, NCE, BEd (Upper-Second Class) (Ahmadu Bello University)
    • Associate Professor, School of Education
    Phone:
    250-960-5304
    Office:
    10-4032
    Dr. Lantana Usman has been a faculty member in the School of Education since 2002.

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  • Gretchen Vogelsang
    BA (UVic), PDPP (UVic), MA (Gonzaga), TELP 3 (UBC)
    • Lecturer
    Phone:
    250-960-5828
    Cell:
    250-996-1066
    Office:
    10-4040
    Originally from Southern Ontario, Gretchen is a resident of Fort St. James and has called the Fort home for over 20 years. She teaches at Fort St. James Secondary School and brings her experiential and theoretical knowledge to the School of Education at UNBC. Working with teacher candidates to... more

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  • Catherine Whalen
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5639

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