J. Tim Goddard, PhD

Interim Dean
Professor Goddard is the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Education at Yorkville University. He has extensive expertise in university administration and governance, including Vice Provost (International) at the University of Calgary and Dean of Education at UPEI. He served on the Board of Directors of both the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, and was president of the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration.

Dr. Goddard brings a 45-year career as a teacher, school administrator, university professor, and educational consultant. He has a strong publication record and international recognition in the field of school and system leadership at the confluence of post-conflict, post-colonial, and post-catastrophe educational contexts. Dr. Goddard spent almost two decades as a teacher and school administrator in Papua New Guinea and with Dene, Cree and Inuit communities in northern Canada. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Alberta and taught educational administration and leadership in three Canadian public universities.

As a consultant he designed and delivered principal training programs in Lebanon and Sweden and worked closely and collaboratively with Ministry of Education staff to develop national educational policy frameworks in Afghanistan and Kosovo. Dr. Goddard has familiarity with Yorkville University’s education programs as he previously served as a member of assessment panels that evaluated the M.Ed. programs.