Thompson Rivers University

Manu Sharma

Name: Dr. Manu Sharma
Position: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: TRU
Phone: 7784718535


Critical thinking and equitable public education for all.

Research Interests

Curriculum studies, social justice initiatives in higher education, international comparative studies and teacher education.


Ph.D, M.A, B.Ed, and HBA from University of Toronto.


Most recent selected publications:

Sharma, M. & Zbacnik. (2020). Educators for Diverse Classrooms: A Case Study Approach to Equity and Inclusion in Education, Rowman and Little Field Publishing.

Sharma, M. (Co-Guest Editor). (2018). Neoliberalism in Teacher Education Special Issue, Alberta Journal of Educational Research.

Yosef-Hassidim, D., & Sharma, M. (2018). Neoliberalism in Websites of Public Canadian and American University-based Schools of Education and Teacher Education Programs, Alberta Journal of Educational Research.

Sharma, M. (Accepted, 2018). Are we there yet? Understandings meaning of tenure. In T. Sibbald and V. Handford (Eds.) Beyond the Academic Gateway: Looking back on the tenure-track journey.

Employment History

I have worked at four universities prior to working at Thompson Rivers University, namely: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, University of Toronto, Brock University and University of Windsor.

I also have been a public school educator with the Toronto District School Board for kindergarten to Grade 8.

In addition, I have taught internationally in Japan, Antigua, Tanzania, and Germany.

Courses Taught

I teach a wide range of graduate and undergraduate levels course in Masters of Education and Bachelor of Education programs.

Professional Affiliations



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