Dr. Charlotte Enns


Director, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice | Professor
Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAF&P)

Room 252 St. Paul’s College

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Northern Signs Research
Charlotte’s primary research interest is the bilingual education of deaf students, with a particular emphasis on recognizing the language and literacy rights of children. Her research has been funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the National Science Foundation in the United States. In 2013, together with my research team, she developed the first standardized measure of American Sign Language. She continues to work in this area to ensure that culturally appropriate assessment tools are available within educational programs for deaf children. She believes it is critical to consider deaf epistemology, involving deaf people in research about deaf people, to gain the valuable scientific and humanitarian contributions provided through their embodied knowledge.

In July 2018, she was appointed the Director of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice. Prior to that appointment, she served as department head (2009-2014) and associate dean (2015-2018) in the Faculty of Education. In addition to the director position, she continues as a professor in the Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology and teaches in the area of inclusive education and qualitative research methodology.

1999 – PhD, University of Manitoba
1985 – MClSc, University of Western Ontario
1983 – BSc, University of Western Ontario

Areas of Specialization
Deaf Education
Language and Literacy Learning
Inclusive Special Education
Alternative and Augmented Communication

Research Interests
Literacy Learning in Deaf Children
Language and Learning Disabilities