Stephanie Chitpin

Stephanie Chitpin
Stephanie Chitpin
Full Professor

LMX 464
613-562-5800 poste 4146

Stephanie Chitpin is a professor of Educational Leadership at the Faculty of Education. Her principal contribution to leadership and to the professional development of principals rests on her rejection of the inductive method. She argues that knowledge is acquired by hypotheses deductively validated as “falsifiability criteria.” Her research funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Ontario Ministry of Education, are international in scope, and includes the analysis of the Objective Knowledge Growth Framework (OKGF) based on Sir Karl Popper’s critical rationalism, as a new tool for understanding principals’ decision-making. She is a co-editor of the book series Transforming Education Through Critical Leadership, Policy And Practice. Learn more about her research as founder of the Empowered Leaders Network, as benefactor of the Ah Feeti of Fook Soo Am Memorial Scholarship, and author of Keep My Memory Safe: Fook Soo Am, The Pagoda.

Research interests

  • Decision-making in educational leadership
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Professional development
  • Epistemology