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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Education
October 24, 2014
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos

Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos

Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884- 0710 ext.3953

Office Location: 3rd floor, Bricker Academic, Room 313K

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Academic Background
The University of Western Ontario, PhD, Educational Studies
The University of Western Ontario, Master of Education, Educational Studies
York University, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics
York University, Bachelor of Education


Dr. Kotsopoulos is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. She is the current Graduate Coordinator and the former Associate Dean. She is also cross-appointed to the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science. She is the director of the Mathematical Brains Laboratory. Dr. Kotsopoulos is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). She was recently awarded the Hoffman-Little Award for Faculty for excellence in teaching, research, and professional endeavor.

Dr. Kotsopoulos's research focus is on the human sciences. She studies mathematical cognition and learning across the lifespan. She has an emerging research interest in post-secondary policy. Dr. Kotsopoulos's research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She has also held funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence, Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER), and private industry. Her research has resulted in social innovation and the successful US trademarking of the LittleCounters® program. Dr. Kotsopoulos has adjudicated grants for NSERC and SSHRC and she presently participates on a SSHRC adjudicating panel for Insight Development Grants (Committee 5). She is a member of the Laurier Strategic Research Plan Task Force and the Council on Teaching and Learning. She is the founding and current co-editor of the Fields Mathematics Education Journal.

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