Donna Kotsopoulos

Dean & Professor

Co-Director, Mathematics Knowledge Network (Ministry of Education)

Secretary General, Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada

Co-Chair, Board, Amabile Choirs of London, Canada

Degree:PhD (Western University)
Phone:519.661.2111
X 88699
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    Donna Kotsopoulos is the Dean and a professor at the Faculty of Education. She is an extremely proud alum of this Faculty where she earned her doctorate in educational studies in 2007 and was the Governor General Gold Medalist. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher and has experience teaching and conducting research in both elementary and secondary schools. Her research explores mathematics learning across the lifespan as well as postsecondary education – particularly strategic resource allocation, leadership, and university governance. She has been funded by SSHRC, NSERC, and various other agencies. She is the co-founder of LittleCounters©, a community-based program that supports the development of early numeracy. Her service, research, and teaching has been recognized with several awards, including the John and Gail MacNaughton Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2020), an OCUFA teaching award (2014), the Fields Institute Fellow (2017) through the esteemed Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.

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    Recent Publications

    Dickson, B. A., Musio, C., & Kotsopoulos, D. (2020). Systems approaches to professional and decisional mathematics capital. Journal of Professional Capital and Community.

    Dickson, B. A., Weber, J., Kotsopoulos, D., Boyd, T., Jiwani, S., & Roach, B. (2020). The role of productive failure in 3D printing in elementary school. The International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s10798-020-09568-z

    Kotsopoulos., D., Makosz, S., Zambrzycka, J., & Dickson, B. A. (2019). Individual difference in young children’s visual-spatial abilities. Early childhood development and Care, 1-14.

    Kotsopoulos, D., McKee, J., Timmons, V., Gisondi, V., Goebel, T., Verkerk, B., King, S. Keeping, L., Kelly, M., & Cruickshank, R. (2019). Much ado about nothing: An analysis of prioritization at six Canadian universities. Higher Education Policy. DOI: 10.1057/s41307-018-00132-y

    Kotsopoulos., D., Makosz, S., Zambrzycka, J., & Dickson, B. A. (2019). Individual difference in young children’s visual-spatial abilities. Early childhood development and Care, 1-14.

    Weatherby, C., Kotsopoulos, D., Woolford, D., & Khattak, L., (2018). A cross-sectional analysis of post-secondary mathematics education practices at Canadian universities. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 12(1).

    Kotsopoulos, D., Zambrzycka, J., Makosz, S., Asdrubolini, E., Babic, J., Best, O., Bines, T., Cook, S., Farrell, N., Gisondi, V., Scott, M., Siderius, C., & Smith, D. (2017). The diagnosis dilemma: Dyslexia and visual-spatial. Brock Education Journal, 26(2), 102-110.

    Kotsopoulos, D., Zambrzycka, J., & Makosz, S. (2017). Gender differences in toddler’s visual-spatial skills. Mathematical Thinking and Learning,3, 167-180.

    Kotsopoulos, D., Floyd, L., Khan, S., Namukasa, I. K., Somanath, S., Weber, J., & Yiu, C. (2017). A pedagogical framework for computational thinking. Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education, 3, 1-18.