Cathlene Hillier

BA (Waterloo), BEd (Windsor), MEd (OISE/UT), MA (Laurier), PhD (Waterloo), Ontario College of Teachers Certification

Cathlene Hillier is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick. In 2018, she completed a PhD in Sociology from the University of Waterloo. Her PhD thesis was a mixed methods study examining parent engagement in children’s school- and home-based literacy practices. Prior to her PhD studies, she has 10 years of elementary school teaching experience in the GTA and Kitchener/Waterloo regions. She is the Principal Investigator (with co-investigator Dr. Jessica Rizk) on an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for a study exploring the use of digital technology as a learning tool among Canadian children across urban and rural locations in Southeastern New Brunswick and Southwestern Ontario. Her scholarly work has been published in the Qualitative Research Journal, Canadian Journal of Education, Rural Sociology, Canadian Public Policy, Journal of Children and Media, and Canadian Review of Sociology.