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Gerald Tembrevilla

Assistant Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University

Gerald is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to this, Gerald served as a postdoctoral fellow for the PIVOT, an interdisciplinary blue-print to transform undergraduate engineering students’ learning experience in the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Gerald obtained his Ph.D. in science (physics) education under the supervision of Prof. Marina Milner-Bolotin and Prof. Samson Nashon in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada in November 2020.

During his Ph.D. program, he completed several research fellowships in STEM education and technology design as a UBC Public Scholar Initiative and Mitacs-Canada Globalink Research Awardee, and UBC Go Global Scholar. These fellowships were hosted by Prof. Kim Gomez in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, the University of California in Los Angeles, Prof. Keith Taber in the Faculty of Education, the University of Cambridge in England, and Prof. Dr. Andreas Vaterlaus in the Solid State Physics & Physics Education Lab at ETH-Zurich.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, The PIVOT, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University , McMaster University


  • 2020 
    The University of British Columbia, PhD in Curriculum Studies