Dr. Gerald Fallon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies (Faculty of Education) at the University of British Columbia. He is also Faculty Associate with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.
His research focuses on issues of school and educational system management and cultural diversity, with specific threads related to education law, educational policy, sustainability, educational leadership, community development and intercultural relations. He has co-authored two books in 2010 and 2015 in addition to 20 peer-reviewed articles and four chapters in English, French, and Spanish. The first book in 2010 is a critical analysis of policy directions affecting First Nations education since 1986. The second book in 2015 is a critical analysis of policy issues regarding access, quality and governance of education in Haiti.
Dr. Fallon is also Co-Director of the research group Educación y Diversidad Internacional (EDI) based at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. This research group works in the field of community-based development and cultural diversity in rural areas of South America, especially in Colombia. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN). This research group focuses on the analysis and development of sustainability policy and practice in education to support the transition to more environmentally sustainable societies. Prior to his appointment to UBC, Dr. Fallon has occupied various school- and district-based leadership positions over the last 22 years. During those years, he has been in the development and teaching of courses in educational management and leadership and curriculum design and implementation at the University of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.