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Alice Balter
BA (University of Ottawa), MA (University of British Columbia)
Early Childhood Studies, Family & Community Social Services

Location:
GH308
Phone:
416-798-1331 ext. 6302
Email:
alice.balter@guelphhumber.ca

Alice-Simone Balter has been an instructor in both the Family and Community Social Services and Early Childhood Studies programs at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2012. Balter is currently a PhD student at the University of Toronto, in the Developmental Psychology and Education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, where she is engaged in exploring emotional regulation. She has an interest in child and adolescent health and well-being, sexuality, and mental health. Balter has been leading research projects with successful grants from the University of Guelph-Humber, including: “Early Childhood Educators' perceptions of the development of sexuality and gender in childhood” (2014); “How teachers (K-12) maintain positive mental health” (2015); and, “Community collaboration to evaluate Toronto Public Health’s Raising Sexually Healthy Children for Early Child Care Providers.”


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Lindsay Barton

Early Childhood Studies

Location:
GH308
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6302
Email:
lindsay.barton@guelphhumber.ca

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Dipa Basu

Early Childhood Studies

Location:
GH308
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6302
Email:
dipa.basu@guelphhumber.ca

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Katie Begley

Early Childhood Studies

Location:
GH308
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6302
Email:
katie.begley@guelphhumber.ca

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Sarah Ciotti

Early Childhood Studies

Location:
GH308
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6302
Email:
sarah.ciotti@guelphhumber.ca

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Nitin Deckha
BA (McGill University), MA (University of Toronto), PhD (Rice University)
Early Childhood Studies, Justice and Public Safety Degree Completion, Justice Studies

Location:
GH208
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6312
Email:
nitin.deckha@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Nitin Deckha has been an instructor in the Justice Studies, Early Childhood Studies and Electives programs at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2006.  Dr. Deckha worked in advertising and marketing before settling into post-secondary teaching. He has also taught at the University of Toronto, McMaster University and Humber College. Dr. Deckha has undertaken research exploring gender, educational experiences and career aspirations of university-going women and men and is currently researching how the Toronto Police Service has supported higher education opportunities for its members and how the completion of higher education has helped it meets it’s learning and organizational goals. In addition to teaching, Dr. Deckha creates and leads learning in diversity, inclusion and leadership and is a certified training and development professional.


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Raphael Djabatey

Early Childhood Studies, Family & Community Social Services, Justice Studies

Location:
GH208
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6312
Email:
raphael.djabatey@guelphhumber.ca

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Lianne English
BA (Queen's University), MA (University of Guelph), PhD (University of Guelph), C. Psych.
Psychology, Early Childhood Studies

Location:
GH308
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6326
Email:
lianne.english@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Lianne English has taught at the University of Guelph-Humber since Fall 2018. She is an instructor at the University of Guelph (Psychology) and the University of Guelph-Humber (Early Childhood Studies, Psychology). She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology from the University of Guelph in 2013 and is currently registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. English has designed and taught a variety of courses related to mental health and trauma, psychotherapy, assessment, mindfulness, human development, parent-child relations, and health psychology. Her research portfolio includes numerous peer-reviewed journal articles examining cognitive and social-emotional outcomes associated with early childhood adversity. As a registered clinical psychologist, Dr. English provides comprehensive assessments and evidence-based therapies to children and adolescents coping with anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, behaviour difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, complex trauma and social challenges. 


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Anita Ewan
BA (Ryerson University ), MEd (OISE University of Toronto)
Early Childhood Studies, Family & Community Social Services

Location:
GH308
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6302
Email:
anita.ewan@guelphhumber.ca

Anita Ewan started teaching at the University of Guelph-Humber in Fall 2019. Ewan, RECE, has 10 years of experience working with children and families. She has been teaching for four years in the fields of Early Childhood Studies and Social Work. Ewan is also a community researcher and recently published an article on the importance of centring the perspectives of community members that participate in community-based research. She has worked within various communities in many capacities (educator, organizer, tenant representative) and is passionate about advocating for social justice. Ewan is also social work doctoral candidate at Wilfrid Laurier with a broad research focus on race, gender and social policy. Ewan is currently conducting research on the effectiveness of her teaching pedagogy, which she defines as “critical nurturing” (Friedman & Poole, 2006) alongside her colleague, Lyndsay Macdonald, a professor at Humber College in the Early Childhood Education program.


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Caroline Fabbruzzo
BA (Ryerson University), MA (Ryerson University), Certificate in Infant Mental Health (York University)
Early Childhood Studies

Location:
GH308
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6326
Email:
caroline.fabbruzzo@guelphhumber.ca

Caroline Fabbruzzo has taught at the University of Guelph-Humber since Fall 2018, Fabbruzzo (Ed.D [cand.], MA ECS, BA ECE, RECE) is an Instructor at UofGH (Early Childhood Studies) and Humber College, Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness, Early Childhood Education Department. Fabbruzzo has over 25 years of experience in various aspects of children’s mental health, including child care, prevention and early intervention services, family support programs and coordinating national research projects. The focus of her work has been supporting children and families living in at-risk communities through interprofessional collaboration. Caroline has shared her knowledge and experience by presenting at various conferences and through publications. Fabbruzzo is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education (Organizational Leadership) at the University of Western Ontario and sharing her experiences with post-secondary students


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