Deborah Butler, Ph. D.
Professor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
Deborah L Butler has many years of teaching experience, particularly in supporting diverse learners in secondary and post-secondary settings. She is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). At UBC, she had led the Faculty’s innovative inquiry-based programs designed to support educators interested in fostering self-regulated learning (http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/human-development-learning-and-culture/hdlc-graduate-programs/concentration-in-self-regulated-learning-srl/ ). In her collaborative research with educational partners, she has studied how to support academic success by students with diverse learning needs in support and inclusive classrooms, how and why supporting self-regulated learning is so key to empowering learners, and how teachers can work together, in communities of inquiry, to construct practices that achieve positive outcomes for students. Since joining UBC in 1994, she has published two books and over 40 influential articles and book chapters, presented over 100 refereed papers at national or international conferences as well as 83 presentations to community groups, the public or government, and produced over 100 research reports for educational partners and/or government.