Dr. Scott Key

Associate Dean; Associate Professor, Education P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8166 F: 780-465-3534
  • PhD Public Policy Analysis, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MEd History of Education, University of Alberta
  • BEd Secondary Education, University of Alberta
  • BA European History, University of Alberta


I am a teacher. I believe that teaching is a call to redemptive service. I have been privileged to teach in Alberta, China, Japan, and the United States.

For the last 17 years, I have been a teacher educator, someone who works with teachers and other education professionals. I helped teachers create smaller learning communities in Chicago public schools. I helped beginning teachers explore their beliefs about education and worked with veteran educators to hone skills in Fresno, California. Now, at King’s, I am part of a team dedicated to helping new teachers integrate faith and teaching.

I am blessed with a wonderful partner, Lorie, and wonderful children, Rachel and Joshua. Lorie helps me slow down and enjoy the beauty around me (including her artwork). Rachel and Joshua help me learn about creatures (including lizards and snakes), environmental stewardship and popular culture. As a family, we are involved in peace and social justice action.

Research interests

My recent writing focused on contemporary educational and social issues. I am fascinated by student voice and school choice along with issues such as gender, ethnicity and teacher beliefs. In the coming years, I will explore these areas with a focus on Jesus and education.

Other interests

I am passionate about peace. I am involved in peace education initiatives including the Remembrance Day Prayer Walk for Peace and the Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network.