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Christopher DeLuca

Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Professor, Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Ontario

Dr. DeLuca (Ph.D., Queen’s University) is Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs & Professor of Classroom Assessment in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University.

Dr. DeLuca leads the Classroom Assessment Research Team and is Director of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group. Previously, Dr. DeLuca was a graduate faculty member at the University of South Florida (Tampa, USA).

Dr. DeLuca’s research examines the intersection of assessment, curriculum, and pedagogy from socio-cultural frameworks. His work largely focuses on supporting teachers in negotiating these critical areas of practice to enhance student learning for all. Specifically, he investigates how pre-service and in-service teachers learn to engage the complexities of assessment in relation to the tension between the evolving accountability culture in schools and the imperative for inclusivity as a fundamental pedagogical principle.

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 the Chair of the American Educational Research Association's Classroom Assessment SIG, President of the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association, and Editor of the Canadian Journal of Education. Dr. DeLuca is currently an Executive Editor for Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Education, Queen's University, Ontario