Faculty & Staff

Yasmin Dean, PhD, RSW (on leave)

Academic title: Associate Professor

Office: T378
Email: ydean@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.5920

PhD, University of Calgary
MSW. University of Calgary
BSW, University of Calgary


Yasmin Dean is the chair of Child Studies and Social Work and Associate Professor of Social Work at Mount Royal University. Dr. Dean has extensive interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning including internationalization efforts of Social Work education at local and global levels. She is especially focused on the design of international field schools that commit to principles of collaboration and reciprocity. She has worked in South Korea and the United Arab Emirates and has participated in culturally dynamic initiatives with community and academic collaborators in Australia, Cambodia, India, Vietnam, and within the Canadian context.

Areas of instruction

  • Community Organization
  • Social Work Practicum
  • International Field School

Areas of Scholarship

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
  • International Education Leadership
  • Decolonization Strategies

Selected Publications

Haney, S., Dean.,Y, Chronik, M., & Creig, A. (2021). "Power, voice and positionality: An undergraduate student-faculty research team podcasts their experience with a students-as-partners framework ". Imagining SoTL
Miller, J., Nickel, J., Dean, Y., & Seltner, R. P. (2021). Changing the academic ecosystem to create a rugged university: A self-study of four academic chairs. In E. Lyle & S. Mahani (Eds.) Sister scholars: Untangling issues of identity as women in academe. Publication details pending.

Kennedy, A., McGowan, K., Lindstrom, G., Cook, C., Dean, Y., Stauch, J., Barnabe, C., Price, S., Bear Chief, R., Spence, D., & Dudoit Tagupa, F. (2021). Relational learning with Indigenous communities: Elders’ and Students’ perspectives on reconciling Indigenous service-learning. International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, 8(1), https://ijrslce.scholasticahq.com/article/18585-relational-learning-with-indigenou s-communities-elders-and-students-perspectives-on-reconciling-indigenous-servicelearning

Relevant Community Service

  • Institute for Community Prosperity, Senior Fellow (2020-2023)
  • Alberta College of Social Workers, Professional Social Work Education Committee
  • Enviros Wilderness School Association (2012-2018; Board Member and Co-Chair)