About Me

I am Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor. Although I teach in a number of different programs, I primarily spend most of my time teaching undergraduate students in the area of curriculum design and graduate students in the areas of curriculum theory, statistics, and quantitative methodologies.

Picture of Darren Stanley
Bearded. Circa Summer of 2017.

My overall scholarly obsessions are with curriculum theory, instructional design and development, and statistics. More specifically, I am interested in different kinds of teaching, or what Lee Shulman calls “signature pedagogies,” concept mapping as a learning and assessment strategy, and instructional design for different organizational learning contexts. I often draw upon ideas from complexity theory to frame ways of thinking about teaching and learning.

In late 2017, I was convinced to return to playing the french horn, an instrument I hadn’t played in nearly 35 years. Playing as an adult is seemingly more enjoyable than it was when I was in high school – and no one seems to wince when I play a wrong note…or two. I have the pleasure of playing with the Greater Windsor Concert Band and the Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra.

Darren Stanley with French Horn. Spring 2019. Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra.