Robert Head is a doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education. He completed a Master of Arts in the Faculty in 2015. His research focuses on responsible and ethical researcher conduct in education. He holds an arts degree in English literature from McGill University, a science degree in secondary education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and secondary school teacher certification from Maine and Ontario (High Quality Teacher and Ontario College of Teachers).
Mr. Head has worked with educational and corporate organizations internationally. He has acted as an academic journal peer reviewer, published a number of articles and received numerous scholarships and awards, including mention on the dean’s list every term while attending uMaine, a uOttawa Faculty of Education Dean’s Scholarship and an Admission Excellence Scholarship for his PhD. He has worked as a university learning specialist, and is a member of the Learning Specialist Association of Canada (Ontario). He is also a founding associate of marketing research industry company Head Research Inc.
Mr. Head was appointed district warden, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, by the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei. He received a significant award for teaching excellence (community television and radio language instructional programming) from the Taiwan National Ministry of Education. He also worked as the national director, Global Assessment Certificate, ACT Education Solutions (Sydney), national director for Cambridge English Education Centres (Taiwan) and head native speaking English department language director for the National Officer Candidates College, Naval Academy (Tsoying), while residing in Taiwan for eight years.
An active student representative and member of the Board of Governors, Mr. Head has sat on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors and the Selection Committee of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost, as well as the Graduate Students' Association (GSAED) Board of Directors, Education Graduate Students Association (EGSA) editorial board and other uOttawa committees.
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