Jerome Cranston, Ph.D. is a Professor and the Dean in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, which is located on Treaty 4 territory and on the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation: Saskatchewan. His maternal grandparents originated from tribal communities in what are now Nepal and Burma/Myanmar and they were anglicized and evangelized as part of the imperialist, colonial contagion.
His paternal grandfather, a travelling book-keeper with the East Indian Rail Company was killed in 1941 during a Japanese bombing of a railway station. His then widowed grandmother, a mother of five, died in 1942 of malnutrition; an outcome of the British manufactured famine in West Bengal. He accepts a distant yet unvarying connection to the trauma that echoes through their colonized histories. He is a partner/spouse to one, father to three, and brother to two surviving siblings.
Dr. Cranston holds a Ph.D., Specialization in Educational Administration (University of Manitoba), M. Ed., Specialization in Educational Administration (University of Lethbridge), and both a B. Ed After-Degree, Elementary Education, major teachable: French, and B. Sc., Major: Biological Sciences/Minor: Psychology (University of Alberta).
Prior to becoming an academic he spent 16 years in the K-12 education system as a teacher, principal and director of education/superintendent of schools in a career that spanned Canada’s “prairie” provinces. He researches, writes and teaches as part of a transdisciplinary, international community on topics that explore inequities within the education system by examining questions about the ways in which capacity building in the education system can transform a set of seemingly indiscriminate acts into actions that contribute to the building a more just enterprise for those who are all too often marginalized.