|Dr. Ann Lopez, is a Jamaican-born professor of educational leadership and policy in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. She is the Director of the Center for Leadership and Diversity and Provostial Advisor, Access Programs. Her research, teaching and scholarly work primarily focuses on antiracist, decolonizing education, equity and diversity in education and schooling,|
and school leadership across contexts in the global south and global north. Her recent research projects funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada have focused on school leadership in Canada, Jamaica, Kenya, Ghana and Zambia where she collaborates with scholars in the global south. Dr. Lopez is the author of several journal articles and books including her most recent book entitled Decolonizing Educational Leadership: Alternative Approach to Leading Schools. Dr. Lopez is co-Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of School Leadership and Co-Series Editor, Studies in Educational Administration. Dr. Lopez has been honored for her work as the recipient of the of the 2020 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and the 2022 University of Toronto Award of Excellence and Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize – Influential Leader.
Date: Friday, November 18
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM