Our Team

Collaborative scholarship in assessment, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization

Team-based Scholarship

The AEG uses a team-based approach to scholarship in assessment, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization. Working together, members of the AEG support research, teaching, and professional development in these core areas of educational practice.

Meet our Team

Since 2001, the AEG has worked to pursue scholarship in assessment, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization. Over the years, our team has evolved to include expertise in: assessment, program evaluation, measurement, and knowledge translation. Meet our team members below.

Liying Cheng, PhD

Liying is Professor and and Graduate Faculty in Language Education and Assessment. Her research on washback focuses on the global impact of large-scale testing and the relationships between assessment and instruction.

Christopher DeLuca, PhD

Chris is an Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Educational Assessment at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. Chris leads the Classroom Assessment Research Team.

Michelle Searle, PhD

Michelle holds a PhD in curriculum with a focus on assessment and evaluation. She has received the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society and she is also a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).

Saad Chahine, PhD

Saad is an Assistant Professor of Measurement and Assessment at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University and is a member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group.

Amanda Cooper, PhD

Amanda is a former secondary school teacher (Biology and English) and currently an Associate Professor in Educational Policy and Leadership at Queen’s University. She specializes in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb), efforts to address research-practice-policy gaps across the education sector.

Kristy Timmons, PhD

Kristy is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty Member in Early Childhood Education at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. She is the Founder and Lab Director of the ECE LAB.

Don Klinger, PhD

Dr. Don Klinger was a former member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group. He is currently a Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Division of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Lyn Shulha, PhD

Dr. Lyn Shulha was a founding member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group. She is a Professor Emerita, Queen’s University. Her research advanced theories and practices in program evaluation.

Bob Wilson, PhD

Dr. Robert (Bob) Wilson was a founding member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group. He is now a Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University. His research centred on classroom assessment the influences of large-scale assessments on teaching and learning.

Our History at a Glance

AEG Approaching 20 years of Excellence

2001

Assessment and Evaluation Group (AEG) formed under the leadership of Dr. Robert Wilson and Dr. Lyn Shulha

2002

Dr. Liying Cheng joined the Queen’s Faculty of Education and the AEG as a Language Testing specialist

2003

Dr. Don Klinger joined the Queen’s Faculty of Education and the AEG as a Measurement specialist

2004

The R. J. Wilson Award create to honour graduate student work in assessment and evaluation

2018

Dr. Michelle Searle joined the Queen’s Faculty of Education and the AEG as a Program Evaluation specialist 

2019

Dr. Saad Chahine joined the Queen’s Faculty of Education and the AEG as a Measurement specialist

2019

Drs. Amanda Cooper and Kristy Timmons joined the AEG as Associate Members with expertise in Knowledge Mobilization and Early Learning Assessments