Dr. Douglas Gosse

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Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies
Full-time Faculty
Graduate Program Faculty
Dr. Douglas Gosse is bilingual in English and French, and has taught early childhood education, elementary, junior high, and high school, as well as adult learners. Dr. Gosse received the Nipissing University Research Achievement Award, and a Gold Volunteer Service Award from the Historica Foundation. The Governor-General of Canada has recognized him for teaching excellence. As a Professor in the Schulich School of Education, his research on curriculum development, social justice and equity, and arts-based research has resulted in over two hundred journal, professional magazine and newspaper articles, book chapters, conference presentations, workshops, curriculum resources, reports, invited lectures, and several acclaimed books. Dr. Gosse serve on the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers and as Vice-Chair, Selection and Nominating Subcommittee.

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Courses taught in the B.Ed. program:

  • EDUC 4736: Introduction to Curriculum Design & Teaching. 

Courses taught in Graduate Studies:

  • EDUC 5437: Current Issues in the Teaching and Learning of Boys and Men
  • EDUC 5676: Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6116: Critical Conversations in Educational Research.
BA, Laval University
BEd, Memorial University
MEd, Memorial University
PhD, University of Toronto
  • Curriculum theory and development
  • Qualitative research
  • Arts Based Research (ABR)
  • Social justice and equity


  • About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies (2018)
  • Out Proud: Stories of Pride, Courage and Social Justice in Canada (2014). 
  • Breaking silences & exploring masculinities, a critical supplement to the novel Jackytar (2008) 
  • Jackytar (2005)
  • The Romeo & Juliet Murders (1997)
  • The Celtic Cross (1995)

Selected media exposure

  1.  Jonathan Pinto [host] (2021) Student teachers hoped to boost deficit in Ontario's qualified teacher supply list: An interview with Dr. Douglas Gosse, Associate Dean of Education & Professional Studies at Nipissing University. Up North, CBC Radio.
  2. Darren Galer & Giuseppe Ganci [hosts]. (2020) Broadening the conversation around addictions in Canada: An interview with Dr. Douglas Gosse. Talk Recovery Radio: Vancouver, BC.
  3. Sullivan, J. (2019, Feb. 16). A gritty, illuminating look at addiction, The Telegram.
  4. Hans Rollman [host]. (2019) About Face: New book on addictions in Canada. Interview with Dr. Douglas Gosse. CHMR-FM: St. John's, NL.
  5. Laura Lynch [host]. (2016). Diversity program for teachers draws criticism for leaving out men. Interview with Melanie Janzen & Douglas Gosse. The Current, CBC Radio: Toronto, ON.
  6. Maraglia, G. (2014). Social Justice: An Interview with Dr. Doug Gosse, General Editor of Out proud, Stories of Pride, Courage, and Social Justice. Rohnert Park, CA: Offbeat Radio, KRCB Radio.
  7. Caplan, M. (2014). Out Proud: Ottawa Book Launch with Editor Doug Gosse. Ottawa, Ontario: CHUO 89/1 FM.
  8. Finnerty, M. (Host). (2013). Male teachers. Toronto, Ontario: The Current, CBC Radio.