January 7, 2022
The Faculty of Education, together with the Office of Indigenous Education and the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), is pleased to announce that Dr. Dustin Louie has joined the Faculty as Director of NITEP. Dr. Louie, who will also hold an appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies, comes to the Faculty of Education from the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, where he spent the last eight years working extensively in Indigenous education, social justice and educational philosophy. Dr. Louie has a BA in history from the University of Calgary, an MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University and a PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. Dr. Louie has worked extensively in teacher education, both pre-service and in-service, while also leading dozens of school districts, government agencies and social service organizations through decolonizing transformation of their philosophy, organization and practices.
As Director of NITEP, Dr. Louie will provide programmatic leadership including program development, expansion and implementation; student access retention and mentoring; staff development and supervision; budget development; fundraising, including securing program or research grants; and building and maintaining Indigenous community relationships. In addition, Dr. Louie will teach courses and maintain his scholarly program of research within EDST.