CASE-ACSE Executive Board
We are the elected officers of the association in charge of running CASE-ACSE's operations and activities. This includes the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the Annual Conference as part of CAFE-CSSE.
Dr. Ee-Seul Yoon
Dr. Ee-Seul Yoon is an Associate Professor in the areas of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Policy at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Yoon’s scholarship is interdisciplinary, drawing from sociology, geography, and critical policy studies. Her research aims to better understand how the marketization and privatization of education impact equity, decolonization, and inclusion in the Canadian education systems. Her doctoral dissertation received the AERA Social Context of Education Division’s Distinguished Dissertation Award. Her SSHRC-funded post-doctoral work advanced a cutting-edge mixed-methods geospatial approach to understanding school choice inequity. Dr. Yoon is currently conducting two SSHRC-funded studies that spatially examine the multiple inequities facing diverse learners and school leaders in the era of neoliberalism and market-based reforms. To see her publication list, visit her Google Scholar Profile.
Vice-President and Program Co-Chair
Dr. Alana Butler
Alana Butler is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University. In 2015, she graduated with a Ph.D. in Education from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She joined Queen’s University in 2017 and currently teaches in the Bachelor of Education program as well as the Graduate Studies program. Her research interests include the academic achievement of low-socio economic students, race and schooling, equity and inclusion, and multicultural education. Prior to joining Queen’s University, she taught at Toronto Metropolitan University and the University of Toronto as a part-time lecturer. She is currently Principal Investigator on an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for a study on post-secondary access for low-income youth.
Dr. Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr is an educational philosopher, theorist and qualitative researcher of Irish maternal and Settler identity. As an Associate Professor at The University of Winnipeg, she engages intersections of history, philosophy, and sociology in bringing greater understanding to educational complexities. Her scholarship examines the reproduction of societal inequalities in K-12, teacher education, and higher education settings, and is directed towards collaboratively repairing and renewing relations in educational settings, urban landscapes, and Canadian society.
Secretary and Communications Officer
Dr. Gus Riveros
Gus Riveros is associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University. He currently teaches in the Bachelor of Education and Graduate Education programs. His areas of interest include education policy analysis, educational administration, and spatial analysis in education. His current research examines the spatial configurations of urban schooling, as well as the relations between urban change and the availability of educational opportunity. Dr. Riveros' research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). A list of his publications and current projects can be seen in his Faculty Website
Dr. David Mandzuk
David Mandzuk is a Professor in the areas of Social Foundations of Education and Educational Sociology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba and has been an active member of the association for many years. His areas of research and scholarly interest include teacher education, sociology of education, and higher education leadership. Aside from many peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference presentations, Dr. Mandzuk has co-authored three books, Slices of Life: Managing Dilemmas in Middle Years Teaching with the National Middle School Association in 2010, Case Studies in Educational Foundations: Canadian Perspectives with Oxford University Press in 2015 and Navigating Uncertainty: Sensemaking for Educational Leaders with Brill|Sense Publishers in 2018. In addition to the above, Dr. Mandzuk has served as the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs), Dean of the Faculty of Education as well as the Acting Dean of the Division of Extended Education at the University of Manitoba. In his role as past-president of the association, Dr. Mandzuk provides advice to the executive board on matters of governance, organization, and procedure
Graduate Student Representatives
Christine is a former elementary and junior high school Science teacher, and in 2021-2022 taught in the McMaster Health Sciences (BHSc) Program at McMaster University, her alma mater. Christine also spent four years working at People for Education, a non-profit policy research and advocacy organization based in Toronto. Christine’s research interests include knowledge mobilization and policy change, equity in opportunities to learn, and the politics of education policy. Her doctoral research is about the experiences of Toronto high school students during COVID.
Social Media Manager
Dr. Max Anthony-Newman
I am an educational researcher focusing on parental engagement, immigrant students, and linguistic minorities. My PHD research undertaken at the University of Toronto focused on the parental engagement of Eastern European immigrant parents in Canadian elementary schools through the Bourdieusian lens. This project aimed to explore how social and cultural capital of immigrant parents affects patterns of their engagement with children’s education and learning in the host country, and how the engagement of immigrant parents matches the expectations of their teachers and narratives expressed in policy documents. My work has been published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education, Curriculum Journal, School Community Journal, and Educational Review. My teaching expertise is in the sociology of education with special emphasis on social justice, immigration, and social inequality. I worked with undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Toronto in 2017-2021 before coming to Sheffield Hallam University in 2022. Prior to joining academia, I taught ESL to linguistically and culturally diverse students in Canada and Europe for more than a decade and worked in language assessment and writing support in Toronto, Canada.