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Athabasca University

Dr. Steven Boddington

Academic Coordinator



Dr. Steven Boddington is currently coordinating the Educational Studies Program at Athabasca University. After attaining his doctorate in Educational Foundations at the University of Alberta in 1999, Steve worked extensively in historical studies, primarily in the area of the history of education. He has had extensive experience in distance education, as a tutor for Athabasca University, and as a lecturer at the University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge.

Desiring a change from his former career as a professional musician, Steve embarked upon an academic career somewhat later in life than most. As such, he has a deep appreciation for the mature student, the concept of lifelong learning, and the educational opportunities a distance learning oriented university like Athabasca can provide.

Dr. Boddington's primary research interests lie in the historical development of education systems in the western world and their influence on notions of childhood. His publications have centered on Canadian historical and educational topics and he is presently co-authoring a book on the history of childhood in the west.

Updated December 10 2014 by Students & Academic Services

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