“Capilano University is a true twenty-first century university, with innovative faculty, outstanding staff and, some of the most thoughtful and committed students I have ever seen.”
Richard Gale spent five years at Calgary’s Mount Royal University, first in the capacity of visiting scholar, and then as the founding director of Mount Royal’s Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and tenured full professor in the Department of General Education. Previously he served in B.C. as a visiting scholar at Royal Roads University in Victoria and New Westminster’s Douglas College. From 2002 to 2007, he served as senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he was director of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Higher Education Program and one of the principal architects of the Integrative Learning Project.
Over his career he has taught courses in theatre history and theory, playwriting and critical pedagogy, American history and general education.
He holds a PhD in Theatre History from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Arts in Drama from San Jose State University.
He is a playwright,
dramaturg, outdoor enthusiast, art aficionado and collector of first edition books thanks to an early career as a bookseller. Raised in San Francisco Bay Area amongst a family of educators and activists, Rick has strong West Coast roots and is happy to be making a home on the North Shore with his wife Pam (and occasionally their three sons Nic, Jonah, and Julian).