BA, English and Psychology, University of Sackville (1979); BEd, Special Education, Acadia University (1980); MEd, Special Education, Gonzaga University (1983); PhD, Education Psychology, University of Calgary (1993)

Dr. Timmons grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador and spent her early teaching career in Alberta and British Columbia. She moved to Atlantic Canada in 1992 to join St. Francis Xavier University, where she was the chair of the Education Department. In 1996, she joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island, and became Vice-President, Academic Development in 2001 - a position she held until she joined the University of Regina as the President and Vice-Chancellor.

During the course of her career, Dr. Timmons has authored or edited nine books, written more than a dozen book chapters, and authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in leading academic journals. She has been either the principal investigator or a co-investigator on more than 30 funded research projects, and has also presented more than 150 invited lectures about her work.

Recent Publications

Voice of the community

, 2008

Knowledge translation case study

Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2007

A model of teacher support for children with autism

, 2004


Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2004

Transformational learning

, 2004

Research Classification

  • No classification given

Research Interests

  • Inclusive education
  • Family literacy
  • Children with special needs
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