Dr. Jarvis teaches courses in the teacher education (BEd) and graduate education (MEd/PhD) programs within the Schulich School of Education (SSoE Poster) at Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario. His research interests include teacher education, instructional technology, mathematics of the workplace, curriculum integration, and innovation education.
He has completed a SSHRC-funded international (Canada/UK) research project exploring the use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) technology in undergraduate mathematics instruction. He has also worked on the following collaborative research projects: GeoVisage, a spatial decision support tool for northeastern Ontario farmers (with Geography and Computer Science colleagues); technological and mathematical demands on nurses and nursing students (with School of Nursing and BPHE colleagues); innovative CAS technology use in undergraduate mathematics teaching and assessment (with Dr. C. Buteau, Brock U; Dr. C. Doran, U Alberta); the Education for Innovation (E4I) Canadian Teacher Resource (with SSoE colleagues); and, the Mathematics Knowledge Network of Ontario (Gazette Article | Crossing the Divide Resource).
Dan is the co-author (with Dr. Irene Naested) of the book, Exploring the math and art connection: Teaching and learning between the lines (Brush Education, 2012); co-editor (with Dr. Susan Elliott-Johns) of the book, Perspectives on transitions in schooling and instructional practice (University of Toronto Press, 2013); co-editor (with Dr. Mumbi Kariuki) of the book, Co-teaching in higher education: From theory to co-practice (University of Toronto Press, 2017); and co-editor (with Dr. Julie Corkett, Dr. Jeff Scott, and Dr. Astrid Steele) of the book, Beyond and within: Living and teaching in majority world countries (CreateSpace, 2018). He has recently written and produced a video resource (En/Fr) entitled, A Young Person’s Guide to the North Bay Symphony Orchestra (2018), along with a corresponding Discussion Questions guide for educators.
Dan serves as a member of the Nipissing University Graduate Faculty; and the Faculty of Education and Professional Studies (EPS) Faculty Council. He is currently on sabbatical leave (2020-21), during which time he will be working on a number of research projects.