Tracy Lavin earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of British Columbia and pursued postdoctoral studies at Northwestern University in culture, language, and cognition.
Dr. Lavin specializes in quantitative design and analysis, and has cultivated a clear and concise writing style that is appreciated by non-expert audiences. Prior to joining Directions, Dr. Lavin edited (and often wrote) the Canadian Council on Learning’s Lessons in Learning, a bi-monthly series of short, evidence-based articles on current issues in learning and education. Dr. Lavin also lead the team of researchers that developed, analyzed and reported on CCL’s annual Survey of Canadian Attitudes toward Learning.
In her spare time, Tracy can be found wielding a jackhammer or chasing her dog through the trails of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains.