Ryan Campbell has been a active member of the Early Childhood profession for over a decade. His professional portfolio is diverse, having first worked as a Registered Early Childhood Educator for St. Lawrence Cooperative Day Care and the University of Toronto’s Early Learning Centre. Following 7 years of classroom experience, Ryan supervised programs for U of T and Macaulay Child Development Centre and was a part time faculty in George Brown College’s and Ryerson University’s Schools of Early Childhood Education. He is currently employed with Humber College and the University of Guelph/Humber, where he is primarily responsible for teaching courses on social justice, diversity and inclusion to pre-service early childhood educators at the diploma and undergraduate level.
In addition to his professional work, Ryan is also a doctoral student completing a collaborative specialization with the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and U of T’s Department of Sexual Diversity Studies. His current research interest examines the hetero/homonormative construction of early childhood education. Specifically, he is interested in exploring the ways that gender and sexuality are taken up with early childhood student teachers. To date, Ryan has published numerous resources to instigate support for queer families in Ontario’s early childhood settings and has presented at numerous professional conferences on a myriad of topics pertinent to the contemporary face of the early childhood sector.