1995 - PhD, Indiana University
1986 - BA/BEd, Dalhousie University 
2018 - Certified "Compassion Cultivation Training" Educator, Compassion Institute and Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) 
2018 - Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate, University of Toronto
2017 - Trained Teacher of "Mindful Self-Compassion," Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, San Diego, CA 


"Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together" (Scott Hayden, 1882 - 1915) 

Dr. Serebrin is a relational learner, teacher, and leader. For nearly three decades as a teacher educator, he engaged in language and literacy education co-inquires with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty colleagues, PreK-12 educators, and children and youth (in mostly school-based, collaborative partnership programs). Since 2019, Dr. Serebrin's teaching, scholarship, and service inquiries have been refocused on contemplative, decolonial, and counter-oppressive education - as way of visioning/revisioning a more caring and just world. Dr. Serebrin is committed to co-creating "relational culture" - care, connection, and belonging - in educational communities. Presently, he is collaborating with PreK-12 teachers, staff and faculty colleagues, and national and international educators exploring the potentials of contemplative, holistic, integrative, and transformative educational practices, research, and theory. This complex pedagogical, embodied, creative, and playful work invites conscientization and interruption of modernist/colonial denials and complicity in ongoing habits of oppression, domination, and violence; holding the complex and difficult challenges we face without becoming overwhelmed and without urgently seeking "immediate solutions"; trauma-informed, holistic, community-based healing; and transdisciplinary, integrative, educative reimagining - on intrapersonal, interpersonal, systemic, and cultural levels. 

As Associate Dean, Undergraduate and Partnerships, Dr. Serebrin seeks to "lift up" the importance and the quality of the craft of teaching; build collaborative partnerships with multiple and diverse communities; and cultivate practices and discourses of care and justice in the work we do together as a university and larger education system. 

Areas of Specialization and Research Interests