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Dr. Dawn Wallin is a Professor in the College of Education. As an alumna of our institution Dawn completed each of her Bachelor of Education (English and Mathematics), Bachelor of Arts (English), Master of Education (Educational Administration), and Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Administration) degrees at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Wallin possesses an impressive and extensive career in the elementary, secondary, and tertiary education sectors. Having begun her career as a teacher in the Kindersley School Division, her career has quickly grown to include several formal and informal leadership positions. For instance, Dr. Wallin has worked to design effective educational programming opportunities for students in pre-K-12 and post-secondary contexts and has also consulted or partnered with organizations that represent a variety of interests, including ministries of education, educational organizations, regional colleges and university faculties. She has also held executive positions for the Canadian Association for Educational Administration, the Canadian Association for Women in Education, and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Her research interests focus on rural education, educational administration and leadership, equity issues in education, and teacher education.

Dr. Wallin began her career in academia in 2002. Since this time, she has held several faculty and leadership positions at the University of Texas, University of Manitoba, and University of Saskatchewan. Since joining the University of Saskatchewan as a Professor in August 2015, Dawn has held leadership positions including Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs, Research, and Partnerships, and most recently the university’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) leader.