Dr. Patricia Peterson

Area:(Educational Exceptionalities)
Phone: 458-7187
Email: plp@unb.ca

Education summary:

Ed.D, Boston University, 2009
MEd Exceptionalities, UNB, 2004
BEd Secondary Arts, UNB, 1996

Key area(s) of interest/expertise:

Dr. Peterson's areas of expertise include educational exceptionalities, learning disabilities and accommodations, inclusive education systems, and assessment and interventions for at-risk children and youth. Research interests include positive psychology approaches, resiliency factors, universal instructional design, disabilities and learning exceptionalities. She serves on several provincial and national committees related to learning exceptionalities and educational psychology. Recently, Dr. Peterson has co-authored a book outlining comprehensive positive mental health perspectives, practices and policies for creating cultures of wellness in educational settings.


ED 6062 Advanced Resource Methods
ED 6055 Introduction to Assessment
ED 6063 Advanced Assessment Practicum
ED 6062 Learning Exceptionalities
MPHI 6103 Interdisciplinary Research Methods
MPHI 6204 Research Field Seminars
ED 6056 Program Evaluation and Development
ED 5035 Inclusive Systems
ED 6092 Practicum in Exceptionalities
ED 6166 Theory and Practice I
ED 6167 Theory and Practice II

Professional practice, committees, volunteer work summary

Dr. Peterson is Co-Executive Director of the Health and Education Research Group, serving as Principal Investigator on several initiatives related to educational program evaluation, student wellness, Mental Fitness, and knowledge exchange processes. In addition, Dr. Peterson is a consultant on numerous Provincial initiatives, including those related to integrated service delivery for children and youth with complex needs, and positive psychology approaches in comprehensive school health contexts. She has also served as an appointed member of the Premiers Council on the Status of Disabled Persons, President of the New Brunswick Learning Disabilities Association, an Executive Board Member of the Canadian Evaluation Society (NB Chapter), a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Deaf/Blind Association (NB Chapter), and on several Ministerial Steering Committees related to disabilities and inclusion