Deani A. Neven Van Pelt, B.Com. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Toronto), M.Ed. (UWO), Ph.D. (UWO), is Associate Professor of Education at Redeemer University College where she serves as Director of Teacher Education. A former teacher in math and business departments of public and private secondary schools, she now instructs courses in social and legal foundations of education. As primary researcher and co-investigator in several international collaborations, her education policy research on private schooling, religious schooling, and home schooling has been featured by national media. She authored an award-winning thesis, Charlotte Mason's Design for Education, and through grants received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, together with colleagues, has recently released the Charlotte Mason Digital Collection. She and her husband, Michael, live in Hamilton.