Notable Alumni

Dr. Kathleen Wong, Ph.D.

Dr. Kathleen Wong, Ph.D. (2014)

Location:
Toronto, Canada
Program/Degree:
Ph.D in Leadership & Policy
Profession:
High School Vice Principal, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Bio:

Upon realizing my calling to become an educator, I resigned from my job in the business world and obtained my bachelor of education degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in Canada.

I have taught 18 different courses as a high school teacher prior to completing the Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision degree program at Niagara University.

Currently serving as a high school vice principal at the Toronto Catholic District School Board, I attribute my preparedness for the role to the stimulating learning opportunities and experiences I was exposed to at Niagara University. In fact, I enjoyed my experience at Niagara University so much that I went on to pursue my Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy at Niagara University as well.

Prior to becoming an educator, I have had three academic computer technology papers published and have also presented at several international and local conferences. As an academic in the field of education, I have an article based on my Ph.D. research published in an education journal and presented at international conferences. Most recently, I was the recipient of the 2016 R.W.B. Jackson Award presented by the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA) given for the most outstanding English-language article in each volume of the Canadian Journal of Education.

The opportunity to contribute to the education field via research and publications is a direct result of my educational experiences at Niagara University. I feel empowered by the researching skills and knowledge gained through the Ph. D. program and plan to contribute further to the education community through continual action research and publications.