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Associate Professor of Inclusive Education, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

Jess Whitley is an Associate Professor of Inclusive Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Her research and teaching are driven by a dedication to improving the school experiences of all students and teachers. Her research focuses on mental health literacy, inclusive education policy, teacher preparation for inclusive education and the wellbeing of children and youth with mental health issues. She conducts research in partnership with colleagues at universities across Canada and engages collaboratively with community organizations including Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre. Dr. Whitley is part of the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education and an associate of Inclusive Education Canada as well as the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services. In her teaching, she aims to best prepare future teachers of inclusive classrooms and further develop the skills and knowledge of graduate-level learners. She is co-founder of the Comprehensive School Health B.Ed. cohort at the University of Ottawa.

Her current research can be found here: https://www.jesswhitley.ca/kidsathomeenfantsalamaison

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Inclusive Education, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa
  • 2007–2008
    Assistant Professor , Lakehead University

Education

  • 2006 
    University of Alberta, Special Education