Derek J. Allison
Derek J. Allison, B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D. (Alberta). Derek began his teaching career in England, moved to Alberta, where he was a school principal, and later took a position at the Faculty of Education at The University of Western Ontario, where he taught for 36 years. He taught the social and legal foundations of education to thousands of teacher education candidates, and skillfully guided hundreds of graduate students through advanced research and study in education administration and policy. He gained acclaim for his teaching, especially his outstanding lectures, and his skill as a mentor and advisor to graduate students. He has an extensive record in research and publication, and is the recipient of ten teaching awards and the Distinguished Service Award of the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration. He is fond of cricket, soccer, baseball, kitchen bridge, camping and cats.