Charles Webber, PhD
Academic title: Professor
PhD, University of Oregon
M.Ed., University of Oregon
B.Ed., University of Calgary
Office: EL3423 F
Dr. Charles Webber served for 16 years as a classroom teacher, curriculum consultant, and principal in urban and rural schools in Alberta and Saskatchewan before moving into postsecondary education. Prior to his current appointment, Charlie was Dean of Continuing Education and Extension at Mount Royal University. He also served as Dean of Human, Social, and Educational Development at Thompson Rivers University, and as Professor and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. He has been a Guest Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, México, and at the Fujian Normal University in Fujian Province, P.R. China. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Naresuan University in Phitsanoluk, Thailand, and at the Aga Khan University Institute of Educational Development, Eastern Africa, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He also has held an appointment as Adjunct Senior Fellow in the School of Education, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Areas of Instruction
- Professional Dimensions
- Practicum II
Areas of Scholarship
- Cross-cultural leadership development
- Student assessment policies and practices
- Teacher leadership
Selected Publications and Presentations
Abdalla, M., Mwingi, M., Wachira, N. Okoko, J, & Webber, C.F. (in press). School leadership in Tanzania. In T. Bush & P. Moorosi (Eds.), Preparation and development of school leaders in Africa. London UK: Bloomsbury.
Webber, C. F., & Nickel, J. (in press). School improvement in Alberta. In O. Johansson & H. Ärlestig (Eds), Educational authorities in the schools: Organization and impact in 25 states. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
Webber, C.F. & Nickel, J. (2018). The Alberta, Canada, School System. In O. Johansson and H. Ärlestig (Eds), Educational Authorities Inquiry. Stockholm, SE: Swedish Commission.
Webber, C.F., & Scott, S. (2016). Student assessment in a civil society. In S. Scott, D.E. Scott, & C.F. Webber (Eds.), Assessment in education: Implications for leadership (pp. 3-26). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
Webber, C.F. (2016). Higher education administration and leadership: Current assumptions, responsibilities, and considerations. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, 1(1), 61-84. Available online.
Relevant Community Service
- Service over many years to Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, as chapter president, academic editor of The Educational Forum, international representative and conference organizer
- 2015– 2018, Member, Board of Governors, Education Matters, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- 2014–Present, Faculty Fellow, Western University