About the Chair
Dr. Jamie Metsala
Mount Saint Vincent University has re-appointed Dr. Jamie Metsala as the Gail and Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Learning Disabilities.
The Chair in Learning Disabilities is be involved with teaching, research and course development in the Mount’s Faculty of Education at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Metsala’s research and programming initiatives will have a positive and lasting impact on public education practices and on the children and families who struggle with learning disabilities.
Dr. Metsala comes to the Mount from the University of Western Ontario where she was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. Prior to that, she taught at the Mount for four years in the Faculty of Education’s Graduate School Psychology Program, she served as Director of Research and Psychology at Integra Children’s Mental Health Centre in Toronto and she was Associate Professor at University of Maryland. Dr. Metsala received a PhD in Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education).
Dr. Metsala’s current research focuses on cognitive and linguistic processes related to learning disabilities. Throughout her career, she has applied her knowledge and expertise in cognitive science to help children with learning disabilities.