Professor Emeritus in Education
Convocation: October 23, 2014
Ellen Carusetta has a bachelor of arts degree from McMaster University, a master of education degree from Brock University and a PhD from the University of Toronto. She began her career at UNB in 1993 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2000 and professor in 2006. Ellen served as acting, followed by associate dean for graduate programs and research for the faculty of education from 2005, through to her retirement in 2011, and was interim dean of education from July 2009 through June 2010. She also served as interim director of the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning in 1999 and 2000. In addition to her administrative and teaching responsibilities, Ellen has guided new graduate programs through UNB’s and the MPHEC’s approval processes. During a year of administrative leave in 2010-11, she coordinated the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) section (the largest section) of the Congresses of the Social Sciences and Humanities held at UNB.
Ellen has supervised and co-supervised six MEd and six PhD students and has been a member of 11 other MEd, PhD and MBA supervisory committees. She was nominated for the Allen P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1996, 1998 and 2000. Ellen has had 16 articles published or accepted for publication in refereed journals, such as Adult Education Quarterly, Journal of Faculty Development and Journal of Higher Education, and has participated in 34 refereed conference proceedings. She has also authored 10 non-refereed publications.
Along with holding various administrative roles, she has served the University through membership on various senate and search committees.