Dr. Rosetta Khalideen, PhD.

Rosettta served the last eighteen years of her career as a university educator and administrator. She was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Rosetta also served as the Director of the Adult Education and Human Resource Development programs and Head of the English as a Second Language Centre at the University of Regina. She has both a Professional Teaching Certificate, a Certificate in Education and a BEd from her native country, Guyana. She also gained her MEd from the University of Toronto (OISE) and her PhD from the University of Alberta. Rosetta has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Leadership and Supervision, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Administration and Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research, as well as supervising a number of Master’s and PhD students completing their theses. Dr. Khalideen’s scholarship has been in the areas of leadership, critical adult education, diversity, the internationalization of higher education and prior learning assessment and recognition. Furthermore, Rosetta has facilitated numerous workshops and conference presentations and she has published a number of academic articles. Dr. Khalideen ha worked in the international education arena with other institutions and agencies in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Thailand, New Zealand, Malawi and India.

Courses taught at CityUniversity

  • Dimensions of Educational Leadership (EEA 535)
  • Leadership Internship I in Student Services (EEA 641)
  • Leadership Internship II (EEA 642)


2016-present: Adjunct Professor, University of the Fraser Valley

2016-present: Faculty on Contract, MacEwan University

2008-present: Adjunct Professor, University of Regina

2008-2014: Dean (Faculty of Professional Studies), University of the Fraser Valley

2001-2008: Director of Adult Education and Human Resource Development Programs (Faculty of Education), University of Regina

1998-2001: Director of ESL Centre, University of Regina


PhD, University of Alberta (Adult Education/International Intercultural Education), 1998

Alberta Teaching Certificate, 1992

Master of Education (Major in Educational Administration;  Minor in Adult Education), University of Toronto, 1991

Bachelor of Education, University of Guyana, 1982

Certificate in Education, University of Guyana, 1977

Trained Teacher’s Certificate (Certified Teacher), Guyana Teacher’s College, 1972


Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship, 1989.

Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for significant contributions in education to the province, 2006.


Published over twenty short stories and three small anthologies of poems in Guyana

Khalideen, R. (2015). A Frerian Approach to Internationalization. Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy. New York: Peter Lang. pp 379 – 390.

Khalideen, R. (2015). Leading in the Twenty-first Century Learning Environment: Challenging the Deanship. Leadership for Change in Teacher Education: Voices of Canadian Deans of Education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. pp 44 – 47

Dandurand, Y. and Khalideen, R. (2011). “Impact of International Cooperation on Pedagogical Practices and Cultures.” Ottawa, ON: Report prepared for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).

Khalideen, R and Dandurand Y. (2011). “Internationalizing the Curriculum in Canadian Universities: Power, Politics and Ethics.” (Submitted for Publication).

Khalideen, R. (2008). Voiceless in the Internationalized University Classroom: Diversity and The Dynamics of Difference. The International Journal of Diversity. 7 (6). pp. 267 – 274.

Khalideen, R. (2004). “Change and the Change Process in Education Reform.” Selected Papers from the Making Education Reform Happen Conference. Bangkok. Thailand.

Khalideen, R. and Khalideen N. (2002). “Caribbean Women in Globalization and Economic Restructuring: The Untold Story of Women’s Informal Labour.” Canadian Woman Studies. York University. pp. 108 – 113.

Khalideen, R. (2002). “Globalization and the Domestic Worker.” Canadian Woman Studies. York University. p 17.

Khalideen, R. and Blachford, D. (2000). “Towards Inclusion and Empowerment in the Teaching of ESL.” Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Educational Institute. University of Alberta. pp. 122-126.

Khalideen, R. (1999). “Using an Adult Education approach to Teaching ESL.” CULI ELT Selected Conference Papers. Bangkok. Thailand. pp. 50-63.

Khalideen R. (1998). “Thoughts.” They Came in Ships. London: Pepal Tree Press.

Khalideen, R. (1995). Report on “Learning Styles of Latin American Seniors in the ESL
Classroom.” Catholic Social Services. Edmonton.

Khalideen, R. (1995). Survivor. The Lutheran News. Edmonton, Alberta.

Khalideen, R. (1995). The Versatility of the Coconut Palm. Caribbean Source. Calgary, Alberta.

Khalideen, R. (1994). Kite Flying in Guyana. Caribbean Source. Calgary, Alberta.

Khalideen, R. (1994). Report on “Health related problems of Kurdish families being resettled in Edmonton.” Catholic Social Services. Edmonton.

Khalideen, R. (1991). “Battle of the Sexes: Not a Win Lose Situation.” Guyana Sunday Chronicle. p. 7.

Khalideen, R. (1989). Socializing the Caribbean Man. Guyana Sunday Chronicle. p. 9.