Committed to student success

“The MEd program in Adult Education/Lifelong Learning Processes was a tremendous eye opening experience that changed my perspective in every paradigm in which I practice health care. The professors were outstanding and took time to make us think outside the box.” – Dr. Waji Kahn, Dental Surgeon


Meet our Team


Dr. Susan M. Brigham

(Africentric Policy and Research cohort advisor)

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Lifelong Learning/Adult Education
  • ICRN MAHA
  • International/Intercultural education ICRNMaha
  • Immigration/Intergration Issues
  • Transformative Learning
  • Africentricity in Lifelong Learning
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Feminism

Dr. Patricia Gouthro

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Critical feminist theory and pedagogy
  • Learning in the homeplace
  • Cross-cultural teaching and research
  • Policies and practices in lifelong learning
  • Active citizenship
  • Higher education
  • Philosophical and critical theoretical perspectives

Dr. Donovan Plumb

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Adult education
  • Social theory
  • Adult education futures
  • Education technology
  • Distance education
  • Sociology of education
  • Philosophy of education

Dr. Jim Sharpe

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Adult and continuing education
  • Social movements
  • Politics of lifelong learning

Dr. Ardra Cole

Students in the GSLL program also have exposure to other part-time faculty who bring a wealth of experience from various disciplines. Finally, the program is supported by a dedicated office staff, including Program Assistant, Faith Roach.