President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor
Dip. T., (Monash, Melbourne), Grad. Dip. Spec. Ed., (Deakin, Melbourne), MEd., (Deakin, Melbourne), PhD., (Monash, Melbourne).
Dr. Loreman is President and Vice-Chancellor at Concordia University of Edmonton as well as being a Professor in the Faculty of Education. He has taught in a variety of classroom settings in Australia and Canada and worked in the Faculty of Education at Monash University in Melbourne before joining Concordia in 2003. His active research interests include inclusive education and pedagogy, and he has worked, conducted research, and presented at major conferences throughout the world, including in Australia, Hong Kong, the United States, Britain, Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, Spain, Ukraine, Brazil, Bangladesh, India, and the Pacific Islands. In 2010 he was Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bologna in Italy and in 2013 was Visiting Research Professor at Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has held a number of major Canadian research grants and participated in large cross-institutional and cross-national projects aimed at reform of education systems in Ukraine and various Pacific Island nations in order to better support inclusive education. Dr. Loreman was founding editor of the International Journal of Whole Schooling and past co-editor of Exceptionality Education International. In 2015, Inclusion Alberta awarded him the ‘Community Inclusion Award’ and in 2016, he was presented with Concordia’s ‘President’s Research Award’.
Dr. Loreman is the host of The Scholarship of Inclusive Education Podcast, available on iTunes. He is on the Executive Committee of the International Inclusive Teacher Education Research Forum and the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta (COPPOA).