Former ORPT lecturer and Lakehead alum, Dr. Janet Dyment (PhD '05) is Australia's Teacher Educator of the Year, as awarded by the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) at a conference in Brisbane in July.
The "judges were struck by Janet's fantastic work in online teacher education," said ATEA President Professor Joce Nuttall. "Training teachers online is a challenge. Janet's work shows teacher educators can influence student teachers wherever they live."
Originally from Kanata, ON, Janet received her Ph.D from Lakehead's joint PhD Program, and worked in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities as a lecturer in the Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism program. She has worked at the University of Tasmania as a lecturer since 2005. "I'm passionate about my work with student teachers," said Janet. "I'm thrilled to have my work recognized in this way."