Dr. Theodora Kapoyannis, PhD

Theodora Kapoyannis


Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Language and Literacy

Media contacts

Clayton MacGillivray
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Email: clmacgil@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @UCalgaryEduc

Phone number

Office: 403.220.5598


Office: EDT1010


Educational Background

PhD - Educational Research - Language and Diversity University of Calgary, 2018

MA - Teaching English as a Second Language University of Calgary, 2000

BEd - Social Studies University of Calgary, 1995


Dr. Theodora Kapoyannis is currently the Director of Field Experience (On -Campus Program) at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.  She completed her PhD at the Werklund School of Education in 2018 with a specialization in Language and Diversity. Before beginning her Doctoral work, Theodora was a K-12 Educator, learning specialist and educational consultant for eighteen years.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Dr. Kapoyannis collaborates with a variety of government and non- government organizations across Alberta. She is an active member of the Greek Community of Calgary.

  • English as a Second Language Specialist Council- Alberta Teacher’s Association- Member and Former President and Vice President
  • Calgary Reads – Literacy Non- Profit -Consultant
  • Greek Community of Calgary- Active Member


Areas of Research

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Kapoyannis’ current research focuses on pre-service education and experiential learning.  Her research interests include Adult Learning, Language Learning and Literacy, Diversity and Leadership.

  • Adult learning
  • Practicum and Preservice Education
  • Leadership development
  • Experiential Learning
  • Diversity
  • Language Learning
  • Literacy
  • Professional Learning
  • Teacher Well-Being


Course number Course title Semester
EDUC 460.02 Specialization I Elementary English as an Additonal Language Winter 2022
EDUC 556 Professional Development and Lifelong Learning Winter 2022
EDUC 435 Literacy, Language and CUlture Fall 2021




  • Online Teaching Excellence Award, Werklund School of Education. 2020
  • Award Recipient / Guest Speaker: Celebrating Student Success, Werklund School of Education. 2017
  • Ethel- King Shaw Doctoral Scholarship in Literacy , Werklund School of Education. 2015
  • Doctoral Fellowship in Education, Alberta Teacher’s Association. 2015


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