Dr. Joanna Rankin, PhD

Joanna is a tenure-track Instructor in the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies program at the University of Calgary in the Cumming School of Medicine. Her interests centre on undergraduate teaching and learning and the intricacies of teaching and learning in Disability Studies and the disability field more widely. Her current focus is on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the applicability of this philosophy and the connections between premises of inclusivity and SoTL. Joanna‘s current research focuses on the use of simulations as a teaching and learning tool in this field and in community, the role employment services and vocational rehabilitation in the lives of people with disabilities and student identity and diversity in student capstone experiences. All of her work centres on social justice and social change relating to disability.