The School of Liberal Education oversees the promotion and implementation of our University-wide Liberal Education philosophy, including the Lib Ed List Requirements for the Breadth pillar.

Our Dean

Dr. Shelly Wismath

Dean, School of Liberal Education
Professor of Mathematics
A812J (University Hall)

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Brendan Cummins

Brendan's area of research and interest is the history of religion, culture, and identity. He works primarily on new religious movements in the United States in the 19th century.

A812M (University Hall)



Dr. Richard Delisle 

A812G (University Hall) 
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Allona Harker:

A812 University Hall

Allona completed her B.A. in Psychology and M.Sc. in Neuroscience at University of Lethbridge, and is currently completing her PhD in Neuroscience here as well. She has been an Instructor in the School of Liberal Education since 2019, teaching LBED 2300, The Brain Story Course. 




Dr. Kaylan Schwarz 

A812H (University Hall) 

Dr. Schwarz joined the School of Liberal Education as an Assistant Professor in August 2021. She holds an Honours BA in Psychology from the University of Guelph, an MA in Curriculum Studies from the University of Toronto, an MPhil in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in the Sociology of Education from the University of Cambridge. She was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University (2019-2021) and is the Principal Investigator on a SSHRC Insight Development Grant project entitled "Constructing feminist identities through participatory visual methodologies" (2020-2022).




Administrative Support

Bev Garnett

Bev Garnett

Administrative Assistant
School of Liberal Education, English, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies
A812 (University Hall)