Don Dippo

University Professor

B.Sc. - Bowling Green State University; M.A. - University of Toronto; Ph.D. - University of Toronto

Location(s) / Contact Info:

274, Winters College - WC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 20748



Don Dippo is a University Professor of Education and a former elementary school teacher.  His Ph.D. is in the Sociology of Education with specialization in the sociology of knowledge.  He teaches EDUC 2400 Inquiries Into Schooling and EDUC 3700 Teaching and learning for a Sustainable Future in the undergraduate pre-service teacher education programme and EDUC 5120 Theory and Research in Language, Culture and Teaching and EDUC 5446 Ecology, Ethics and Education in the graduate programme.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University and is on the Board of Directors of Success Beyond Limits, a youth-lead organization in the Jane/Finch community.  Current research interests include: the social and political organization of knowledge; environmental and sustainability education; global migration and settlement; university/community relations, teacher education.


Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education - Bachelor of Education - Graduate Studies

Courses Taught

  • Educating for Activism (ED/EDST 4010)
  • Education for Sustainability (GS/EDUC 5444)
  • Theory and Research in Language, Culture and Teaching (GS/EDUC 5120)

Selected Publications

  • Don Dippo (2011). "Pre-Service Teaching and Pedagogies of Transformation". In Victor Nolet & Rosalyn McKeown (Ed.s) (Eds.), Schooling for Sustainable Development in Canada and the United States. Springer
  • Don Dippo & Carl James (2011). "The Urbanization of Suburbia: Implications for Inner-Suburban Schools and Communities". In Roger Keil, Patricia Wood, Douglas Young (Ed.s) (Ed.), In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability. UBC Praxis (e) Press


  • University Professorship, York University - 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)

York University Affiliations/Cross Appointments

  • Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS)
  • CIT@Y Institute
  • Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS)

Service/Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, Success Beyond Limits