July 3, 2023
Dr. Nancy Perry assumes the role of Associate Dean, Research, for a two-year term commencing on July 3, 2023
The Associate Dean, Research provides strategic leadership and advice to the Dean on research matters; supports faculty research award nominations, Canada Research Chair nominations and renewals, and named professorships and other endowed chairs; and is the Faculty liaison with UBC’s Behavioural Research Ethics Board.
Dr. Nancy Perry is a Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education where she teaches courses on motivation and self-regulation, language and literacy development, and learning disabilities. She received a Killam Teaching Prize in 2010.
As Dorothy Lam Chair in Special Education, she supports research and scholarly leadership in the area of special education. Her research focuses on metacognition, motivation, and self-regulated learning in elementary school children; social perspectives on teaching and learning, including social cognitive and sociocultural theories; teacher development; individual differences; and learning disabilities.
Dr. Perry received a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan before joining UBC Faculty of Education as Assistant Professor in 1996. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and to Professor in 2012.
Thank you to Dr. Patsy Duff, who has served as Associate Dean, Research since July 2019. Dr. Duff has been instrumental in leading the Faculty in elevating our research portfolios, expertise, and reputation these last four years.