Dr. DeLuca (Ph.D., Queen’s University) is an Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty member in Classroom Assessment at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. Dr. DeLuca leads the Classroom Assessment Research Team and is a member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group. Previously, Dr. DeLuca was an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida (Tampa, USA) and has worked in the area of policy research in London, England.
Dr. DeLuca’s research examines the complex intersection of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment as operating within the current context of school accountability and standards-based education. His work largely focuses on supporting teachers in negotiating these critical areas of practice to enhance student learning experiences. In particular, Dr. DeLuca’s research centers on how pre-service and in-service teachers learn to engage the complexities of assessing student learning in relation to the evolving accountability culture in today’s classrooms.
Dr. DeLuca’s research has been published in national and international journals, and has been recognized through several awards including the Queen’s Faculty of Education Research Excellence Award, the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Paper in Classroom Assessment Award, and the R.W. Jackson Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Further, his research has received continuous funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. DeLuca has served as President of the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association and is currently the Editor of the Canadian Journal of Education. At Queen’s, Dr. DeLuca teaches in both undergraduate and graduate programs, and has received the Golden Apple Award for university teaching.